5 bowling records of Harbhajan Singh that we should know
Let's look at Harbhajan Singh's unique bowling records in international cricket.
Harbhajan Singh had made his Test debut for India on 25 March 1998 against Australia at Bangalore and he picked up only two wickets in that game. As days passed by, he became a more mature bowler and he created and broke many records during his career while playing for India. He has taken 707 wickets for India from 365 international matches to date, the second most by any Indian bowler after Anil Kumble.
Sometimes an individual bowler is forced to handle the responsibilities of the entire bowling attack and Harbhajan Singh has done that throughout his career and helped India to win many matches. On the occasion of Harbhajan Singh’s 36th birthday, Sportskeeda presents 5 Harbhajan Singh records that everyone should know.
#1 - First Indian player to take a hat-trick in Test cricket
Harbhajan Singh was the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket. He achieved this milestone against Australia in Kolkata in 2001. His victims were Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, and Shane Warne. Overall, he took 13 wickets in the match and India went to win the match.
The heroics from Harbhajan Singh, Rahul Dravid, and VVS Laxman helped India create history. Irfan Pathan is another bowler who has taken a hat-trick for India and he achieved that milestone against Pakistan on 29 January 2006 at Karachi. His victims were Salman Butt, Younis Khan, and Mohammad Yousuf.