Turbanator Harbhajan Singh announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. The off-spinner from Punjab took to Twitter to announce his retirement.
“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,” tweeted Harbhajan.
The 41-year-old veteran cricketer took 417 wickets in 103 Tests, 269 wickets in 236 ODIs, and 25 scalps in 28 T20Is in his illustrious career.
Harbhajan has played all formats of cricket for India.
A specialist spinner, he has the Fourth-highest number of Test wickets by an off-spinner behind India's Ravichandran Ashwin and Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan and Rangana Herath.
Singh was captain of IPL team Mumbai Indians and Punjab for the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy season. Under his captaincy, Mumbai Indians won the 2011 Champions League Twenty20.
The off-spinner is vividly remembered for his exceptional bowling in the historic Australia tour of India 2001 series where he scalped 32 wickets in 3 matches to break the batting order of the mighty Aussies - becoming the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket.