Harbhajan announces retirement from all formats of cricket

Harbhajan played a key role in India's dominance in Test cricket at home, which saw the team rise to the top of the ICC Test rankings for the first time.

Harbhajan announces retirement from all formats of cricket

Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday.

Harbhajan has played Indian team from 1998 to 2021, he was a member of the 2007 ICC WT 20 and 2011 ICC world cup team under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy.

He got fame after helping the Indian team by winning against Australia in a home test series. Bajji has taken 32 wickets in that test series. Which included a hat-trick in the 2nd test in Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

"All good things come to an end and today as I bid adieu to the game that has given me everything in life, I would like to thank everyone who made this 23-year-long journey beautiful and memorable. My heartfelt thank you. Grateful," Harbhajan wrote on Twitter.

Harbhajan made his international debut as a 17-year-old against Australia in Bengaluru in March 1998. He would go on to pick up 417 wickets in 103 Test matches and remains India's fourth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. Harbhajan represented India in 236 ODIs, in which he picked up 269 wickets. He also picked up 25 wickets in 28 T20Is for India, NDTV reported

Harbhajan was a part of the India team, which achieved a lot of success away from home under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. He is among the select few Indian cricketers who have played two ICC World Cup finals, losing to Australia in 2003 and winning against Sri Lanka in 2011.