New Delhi: India spinner Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. He released a statement on his social media account to announce the big decision.
The 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup winner last played for India on March 03, 2016, against UAE in the T20 World Cup. However, he was constantly part of the Indian Premier League and played for Kolkata Knight Riders last season.
The 41-year-old took to Twitter and wrote: “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”
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 .https://t.co/iD6WHU46MU
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 24, 2021
The legendary off-spinner was one of the biggest match-winners for India during his playing days as he has been part of several historic wins. He made his debut on March 25, 1998, taking two wickets on his debut against Australia.
He took the cricketing world by storm in the 2001 Test series against Australia, where Harbhajan took the cricketing world by a storm. He picked a whopping seven wickets in the first innings to stop Australia at a score of 445. It was a 13-wicket haul for the off-spinner as he picked six wickets in the last innings to stop the visitors at a mere score of 212. Harbhajan helped India in winning the crucial game by 171 runs to level the series by 1-1.