Wife: Geeta Basra
Age: 43 Years
Education: Higher Secondary
|Full Name||Harbhajan 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 Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 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 Match||ODI- 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 Retirement||On 24 December 2021, he announced retirement from all forms of cricket. The Hindu 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)
|Nature on field||Very aggressive
|Likes to play against||Australia and Pakistan
|Favourite delivery||Doosra (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 Point||His inclusion in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy team in 2001 by Sourav Ganguly after the injury of Anil Kumble.|
|Date of Birth||3 July 1980|
|Age (as of 2023)||43 Years|
|Birthplace||Jalandhar, Punjab, India|
|Hometown||Jalandhar, Punjab, India|
|School||Jai Hind Model School
Government Model Senior Secondary School
Parvati Jain High School in Jalandhar
|College||Did Not Attend|
|Educational Qualification||Higher Secondary|
|Family||Father- Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha (Businessman )
Mother- Avtar Kaur (Housewife)
Sisters- 4 (Elder), 1 (Younger)
|Coach/Mentor||Charanjit Singh Bullar and Davinder Arora|
|Hobbies||Cricket and Music|
|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.
|Actress(es)||Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• A Sri Lankan Girl (Name Not Known)
• Geeta Basra (Actress)
|Wife||Geeta Basra (Actress)
|Marriage Date||29 October 2015|
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.