Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh, the first Indian bowler to claim a Test hat-trick, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He bows out as the country’s fourth-highest wicket-taker behind Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev and R Ashwin.
“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,” Harbhajan tweeted.
Harbhajan, 40, ends his career having played 103 Tests, 236 ODIs and 28 T20Is for India. Having played his last game for India in March of 2016, a T20I against the UAE, Harbhajan continued to play the IPL for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and more recently the Kolkata Knight Riders. The IPL 2021 turned out to be his last season in the IPL, where he had a very limited role, playing only three matches and going wicketless.
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