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Happy Birthday Harbhajan Singh: Here is why Turbinator wanted to be a truck driver rather than a cricketer

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 July 2018, 12:25 IST

The Indian Turbinator and well known off spinner Harbhajan Singh celebrating his 38th birthday today. In his cricketing career many times he single handedly registered the win for Indian team.

Harbhajan Singh was born on 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar (north Indian state of Punjab) and he is well know for his passion, commitment and easily never give up on the fields.

Indian former cricketer Virender Sehwag disclose the some untouched portion of Harbhajan's life. He shared one instance when Harbhajan Singh struggling with the performance and decided to leave cricket, wanted to go Canada and drive trucks to support his family financially before changing his mind and slogging it out on his way to becoming one of the most successful bowler in Indian cricket’s history.

The turnning point came in 2001 when he played tests game against Australia where he scalped 32 wickets from three test games.

Harbhajan Singh is also a part of world cup winning teams for the two times first in ICC T20 World Cup  and second is ICC World Cup trophy.

There are many instances in the life of Harbhajan Singh where he struggled many times, single brother of five sister's Harbhajan Singh want to become  batsman in his early cricketing career.

To learn and sharpen their batting techniques, the coach Charanjeet Singh Bhullar started  giving him training. After his sudden death he made a shift from batsman to off spinner bowler.

He made his debut in 1995-96 for Punjab in the Ranji Trophy. In his first match he scalped 4 wickets for 76.

The Indian off-spinner Harbhajan has played 103 Tests and 236 ODIs games and 28 Twenty20 Internationals, scalped 711 wickets in all formats of the game till date.

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First published: 3 July 2018, 12:25 IST