Harbhajan Singh announces retirement from all formats of cricket

Spinner Harbhajan Singh on friday announced retirement from all forms of cricket.

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,” Harbhajan wrote on Twitter.

Harbhajan took  417 wickets in 103 Tests, 269 wickets in 236 ODIs and 25 wickets in 28 T20Is in his illustrious career. In the IPL across 13 seasons for Indian Premier League, he played 163 matches and took 150 wickets.

“In my mind, I retired earlier but I am making the announcement today,” Harbhajan said on his YouTube channel.

“My journey from the streets of Jalandhar to become the Turnabator for Team India has been a beautiful one. There is no bigger motivation for me in life than stepping out on the field, wearing the India jersey.

“There comes a time in life where we have to take a tough decision, you have to move forward in life. I was waiting for the last few years to make this announcement public — I am retiring from all forms of cricket.”

Harbhajan made his India debut during an ODI against New Zealand at Sharjah in 1998.

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