Harbhajan Singh Plaha is an Indian international cricketer who was born on 3rd July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He was the former Captain of Punjab state for the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy and IPL team of Mumbai Indians. According to cricketing world, he is considered one of the best off spinner bowler who also holding the record of second highest test wickets after Sri Lankan off spinner Muttiah Murlitharan. This right handed batsman generally known as turbanator, Bhaju, Bjajji and Bhajiipa, all these his nicknames is been given by his team mates, media and fans. In 1998, he made is One day international and test debut.
His career was affected by some disciplinary incidents and legality of his bowling action. However his career was reconstructed by former successful Indian captain Sourav Ganguly, Singh was called in the Indian team squad in 2001 with leading leg spinner Anil kumble injured. Singh has prove himself a quality off spinner in the Border-Gavaskar trophy and established himself a quality team mate by taking 32 wickets. While he is also became first Indian bowler to take hat trick in test cricket. Singh has held the rank of superintendent of police in Punjab (India).
Her career was very controversial and due to his aggressive nature and activities, he was suspended by the BCCI and banned by the IPL for slapping Sreesanth after a match. While he was the part of 2011 cricket world cup. In 2009 he has received Indian fourth highest civilian honour award Padma Shri. In the late 1997 he made his first class cricket debut against services. In the cricketing world, he is considered one of the legends and established himself as a successful off spin blower.
Singh made his test debut against Australia at Bangalore on 25th march 1998, while he made ODI debut against New Zealand in Sharjah on 17th April 1998, on the other hand he made his T20 debut against South Africa in Johannesburg on 1st December 2006. His aggressive on the field nature makes him perfect while he always likes to play against Pakistan and Australia. Singh was the part of champion’s trophy 2013, T20 world cup 2007 and world cup 2011.
• Best bowling records is: 8/84 in test Match
• Total test matches wickets: 411 Wickets in 100 matches
• Total One day international wickets: 259 in 229 matches.
Singh was born into Sikh family and only son of Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha. His father is a businessman who owned a valve and ball bearing factory. He has five sisters and was in line to inherit the family business. Charanjit Singh Bhullar his first coach and has trained him as batsman. Singh became the head of his family after his father death in 2000.
Later on he had taken the responsibility of his three sisters’ marriages and organized it in 2001. now comes to his education, then Singh has completed his schooling from Jai hind model school, government model senior secondary school, doaba school and parvati jain high school in Jalandhar. His favourite foods Nando’s chicken and while his favorite player Sachin Tendulkar. Singh recently married to actress/girlfriend Geeta Basra and have daughter named Hinaya Heer Plaha.
Harbhajan Singh Net Worth
He has a Net worth of $12.5 Million US dollars as of 2017. Singh is a member of Indian cricket team so he received 50 Lakh INR rupees salary per annul. Additional, he also singed endorsement with famous brands like, Royal stag, Reebok and Pepsi. Singh earned quite handsome income from the endorsements. Singh outstanding performance in 2001 against Australia has brought him lucrative sponsorship and government accolades. Plot of land, Rs 5 lakhs, and an offer to join deputy superintendent of police in Punjab Police awarded by the government of Punjab.
Harbhajan Singh is well known person among his fans not because of his performance but also for his Hummer 4×4 multiplayer vehicle. The classic SUV hummer he has imported from London in 2009, apart from this powerful SUV he often seen in his Audi7 and BMW too. He bought house at posh location in Chandigarh and has some other property in Mumbai also.
From the above discussion we got to know that, the name Harbhajan Singh is well established player in cricketing world. He has achieved everything in his life which he wanted to do earlier and still trying to comeback to get place in Indian team squad. Above topic describing the each information about Singh like, his education, test ODI and T20 career, his favourite food, his personal life, about his cars and homes etc.