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Brief information about Harbhajan Singh
|Name||Harbhajan Singh (हरभजन सिंह)|
|Nickname||Harbhajan Singh Plaha / Bhajji, The Turbator|
|Date of Birth||03 July 1980|
|Birth Place||Jalandhar, Punjab (India)|
|Mother & Father Name||Avatar kaur / Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha|
|Achievement||2001 - First Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket|
|Profession / Country||male / Player / India|
Harbhajan Singh (हरभजन सिंह)
Harbhajan Singh is an international cricket player of India. He is also the former captain of the Indian Premier League's Mumbai Indians team and the Punjab State Cricket Team (2012-13). Harbhajan Singh has taken 417 wickets in 103 Tests played for India and 269 wickets in 236 ODIs. Harbhajan Singh made his Test and One Day International (One Day) debut in early 1998.
Birth info about Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh was born into a Sikh family. He is the only son of Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha, who owns the ball bearings and valve factory. Harbhajan Singh's father's name was Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha and his mother's name is Avatar Kaur. Harbhajan Singh is also known as Bhajji, Paji.
Education info of Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan was coached as a batsman by his first coach Charanjit Singh Bhullar, but his coach's untimely death after being converted to spin bowling turned him into the patronage of Davinder Arora. Arora attributed Harbhajan's success to an ethic that included a three-hour training session in the morning, while the afternoon session ran from 3 in the afternoon to sunset.
Harbhajan Singh Career Info
Harbhajan made a dent in the Punjab Under-16s at the age of 15 years and 4 months in November of the 1995–96 season, winning 7/46 and 5/138 on his nine-wicket debut against Haryana. He scored 56 runs in his next match against Delhi and then scored a resounding victory in his third match against Himachal Pradesh, scoring 11/79. He finished with 32 wickets at 15.15 and scored 96 runs in four matches at 48.00. He was rewarded with selection for the North Zone Under-16s, a team that represents the entire North India for the one-day series in which he took two wickets at 43.50 in four matches and scored 18 runs.
At the end of the season, he was called into the national under-19 team at the age of 15 and 9 months. In 1996–97, Harbhajan was promoted to the Punjab Under-19s and took 15 wickets at 20.20 from three matches, though he managed only two runs off the bat. This included match figures of 8/54 in an innings victory over Jammu and Kashmir. During the 1997–98 Ranji Trophy season, Harbhajan made his first-class debut against Services in late 1997. Harbhajan's season was interrupted when he represented India in 19 World Cups. He was one of the most economical bowlers of the competition, and won the match award against Punjab by 1/9 in four overs. He went on to play IPL 2012 which was not as successful for him, but took his team to the semi-finals as captain.
Harbhajan Singh Awards and Honors
He was awarded the "Arjuna Award" for his contribution to cricket in 2003. In 2009, he was also awarded the Padma Shri. Harbhajan's performance earned him public acclaim and attractive sponsorship. After his demonstration against Australia in 2001, the Punjab government offered him ₹ 5 lakh, a plot of land, and a Deputy Superintendent of Police position in the Punjab Police, which he accepted.
List of Awards and Honors
|Year||Awards and Honors||Awarding Country or Institution|
|1994||Arjuna Award||Indian government|
|1997||Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna||Indian government|
|1999||Padma Shri||Indian government|
|2001||Maharashtra Bhushan Award||Government of Maharashtra|
|2008||Padma Vibhushan||Indian government|
|2014||Bharat Ratna||Indian government|
|1997||Wisden Cricketer of the Year||Wisden Cricketers Almanac|
|1998||Wisden leading cricketer in the world||Wisden Cricketers Almanac|
|2010||Wisden leading cricketer in the world||Wisden Cricketers Almanac|
|2003||Player of the tournament in cricket world cup||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2004||ICC World ODI XI||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2007||ICC World ODI XI||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2010||ICC World ODI XI||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2006||Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2009||Polly Umrigar Award for International Cricketer||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2009||ICC World Test XI||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2010||ICC World Test XI||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2011||ICC World Test XI||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2010||People's Choice Award||Asian Awards Ceremony|
|2010||The asian awards||Asian Awards Ceremony|
|2010||Sir garfield sobers trophy of the year||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2010||LG People's Choice Award||International Cricket Council (ICC)|
|2010||An honorary group captain was made by the Indian Air Force.||Indian Air Force|
|2011||Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year Award||Cricket council of india|
|2012||Wisden India Outstanding Achievement Award||India|
|2012||Honorary Member of the Order of Australia||Australian Government|
|2014||ESPN Cricinfo Cricketer of the Generation||ESPNcricinfo|
|2017||Asian Award Fellowship Award at 7th Asian Awards||Asian Awards Ceremony|
|2019||Inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame||Cricket council of india|
|2020||Laureus World Sports Award for Best Sporting Moment||Laureus Sport for Good Foundation|