Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement on Friday from all forms of competitive cricket. In 2016, Harbhajan Singh donned the Indian jersey for the last time but he was active in the IPL and was a regular voice in the commentary panel.
Harbhajan Singh has been a prolific off-spinner for the Indian team. After making an entry into the international arena, he went on to take 417 Test wickets in 103 Tests, 269 wickets in 236 ODIs, and 25 wickets in 28 T20Is. In the IPL across 13 seasons for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders, he has bagged 150 wickets in 163 matches.
On Friday, the Turbanator took to social media and was grateful to everyone who supported him throughout his 23-year long career.
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
He 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”.
Soon after his announcement, many of his former teammates came forward to wish him. Former Indian cricketers like Pragyan Ojha and VVS Laxman took to their Twitter handles and quoted heartwarming wishes for Bhajji.
Congratulations bhajju pa on a splendid career, something that the entire country is proud of. Wishing you the best for the future endeavours. Also a big thank you for being an inspiration to many budding young spinners. God bless you and the family!
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) December 24, 2021
Pragyan Ojha congratulated Harbhajan Singh and thanked him for being an inspiration to many budding young spinners.
Hearty congratulations to my great mate @harbhajan_singh on a remarkable career! A tremendous exponent of off-spin, a gifted batsman and a true competitor who fashioned many a wonderful Indian victory. Best wishes for the future, Bhajji, go well! pic.twitter.com/xEMTpGBru3
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 24, 2021
VVS Laxman wished and said Bhajji is a true competitor who fashioned many wonderful victories for India.
Harbhajan Singh has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket 👇https://t.co/7VWltEIgm3
— ICC (@ICC) December 24, 2021
ICC also paid tribute to the illustrious career of Harbhajan Singh and wished him on Twitter.