Friday, 19 December 2008
Harbhajan Singh, born 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, India, is a bowler for the Indian cricket team. He has the third highest number of wickets by an off spinner and the highest among Indian off spinners. He made his International debut in 1998 against Australia. He is recognised as the second most famous and commercial Indian cricket player after Sachin Tendulkar. He has done promotions and adverts for Indian Airlines. He was signed for the English county team Surrey in 2005. Harbhajan is an attack-minded bowler and regarded for his ball control and ability to vary his length and pace. He is known to have a fiery temper and was involved in an altercation with fellow Indian cricket player Sreesanth who he slapped he was fined for this and given a match ban from playing for the Mumbai Indians team in the IPL. He has taken over 500 wickets in first-class cricket.