Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh announces retirement from cricket at age of 41 | Cricket News

Harbhajan Singh took 711 wickets for India, including 417 in Test cricket; off-spinner helped the team win the 2011 50 over World Cup and the 2007 T20 World Cup; Harbhajan’s latest game arrived for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in April of this year

Last updated: 25/12/21 6:56

Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh retired from cricket at the age of 41

Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement from cricket at the age of 41.

Harbhajan played 103 tests, 236 one-day internationals and 28 T20 internationals for his country between 1998 and 2016, collecting 7111 wickets in total.

He took 417 test wickets – placing him 14th on the all-time list and fourth among Indian bowlers, behind only Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev and Ravichandran Ashwin – with another 269 scalps in ODI cricket and 25 in T20Is.

Writing on Twitter, Harbhajan said: “All good things come to an end and today I say goodbye to the game that has given me everything in life.

“I would like to thank everyone who made this 23 year journey beautiful and memorable. My heartfelt thanks. Grateful.”

Harbhajan made his India debut in a test against Australia in 1998 and was a crucial part of the teams that won the 2011 50 over World Cup at home and the first T20 World Cup in South Africa in the 2007.

Since he last played for India, he has continued to play in the Indian Premier League, most recently for the Kolkata Knight Riders earlier this year.

Harbhajan is the fifth most successful bowler in IPL history, with 150 wickets in 163 games, and has won the tournament on four occasions, three times with the Mumbai Indians and once with the Chennai Super Kings.


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