Harbhajan Singh Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Full NameHarbhajan Singh Plaha
Nickname(s)Sonu, Bhajji, Turbanator
Physical Stats & More
Height (aprox.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI– 17 April 1998 against New Zealand in Sharjah
Test– 25 March 1998 against Australia at Bengaluru
T20– 1 December 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg
Last MatchODI– 25 October 2015 against South Africa at Wankhede Stadium
Test– 12 August 2015 against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium
T20– 3 March 2016 against United Arab Emirates at Shere Bangla National Stadium
International RetirementOn 24 December 2021, he announced retirement from all forms of cricket. [1] He tweeted, “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.”
Jersey Number#3 (India)
#3 (IPL, Mumbai Indians)
Domestic/State TeamPunjab
Nature on fieldVery aggressive
Likes to play againstAustralia and Pakistan
Favourite deliveryDoosra (a leg break bowled with an apparent off-break action)
Records (main ones)• He has 3rd highest numbers of wickets by an off spinner and highest in India as an off spinner.
• He has a record of dismissing Australian legend Ricky Ponting as many as 10 times in tests.
• He won his 5 man of the match and 1 man of the series award on Indian soil.
Career Turning PointHis inclusion in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy team in 2001 by Sourav Ganguly after the injury of Anil Kumble.
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 July 1980
Age (as of 2023)43 Years
BirthplaceJalandhar, Punjab, India
Zodiac signCancer
HometownJalandhar, Punjab, India
SchoolJai Hind Model School
Government Model Senior Secondary School
Doaba School
Parvati Jain High School in Jalandhar
CollegeDid Not Attend
Educational QualificationHigher Secondary
FamilyFather– Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha (Businessman )
Mother– Avtar Kaur (Housewife)
Brothers– N/A
Sisters– 4 (Elder), 1 (Younger)

Coach/MentorCharanjit Singh Bullar and Davinder Arora
HobbiesCricket and Music
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Controversies• Alleged by Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds for calling him “Money”, which put the question mark on their continuation of Australia’s tour.
• In 2008, he slapped cricketer S.Sreesanth in IPL after he said “Hard Luck” to him.
• After his Royal Stag whiskey ad commercial, Sikhs protested against it in Amritsar by burning his dummy.
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
FoodNando’s Chicken
Actress(es)Priyanka ChopraKatrina Kaif
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• A Sri Lankan Girl (Name Not Known)
• Geeta Basra (Actress)
WifeGeeta Basra (Actress)
Marriage Date29 October 2015
ChildrenSon– N/A
Daughter– Hinaya Heer Plaha

Some Lesser Known Facts About Harbhajan Singh

  • Does Harbhajan Singh smoke?: No
  • Does Harbhajan Singh drink alcohol?: No
  • Bhajji became the first Indian cricketer to take a hat-trick in a test match against Australia in 2001.
  • He owns a customized SUV Hummer H2, which he imported from London in 2009.
  • In  2013, he opened a film production company named “BM Media Productions” to produce Punjabi films.
  • He has won the award of test cricketer of the year thrice.
  • In 2003, he was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award and Padma Shri Award in 2009 for cricket.
  • Apart from Mumbai Indians, he also captained Punjab’s Ranji team.
  • His main sponsors are Reebok, PepsiCo, Hublot, i Core, GTM, MEP, and Royal Stag.
  • He played for the English county team Surrey in 2005.
  • He was honored with the designation of Deputy Superintendent in Punjab Police after his performance against Australia in 2001.
  • In a popular talk show, he revealed his fear of using elevators.
  • On 18 July 2022, he took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha.Harbhajan Singh taking oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha on 18 July 2022

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