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‘All good things come to an end’: Harbhajan Singh announces retirement from all forms of cricket

By BetBarter Staff

December 24, 2021

Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The off-spinner had a stellar career and will go down as one of the best spinners to have ever played the game for India. Singh took to Twitter and officially brought an end to his career.

“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,” tweeted the 41-year-old.

Singh made his debut for India in 1998 and soon became a prominent member of the Indian side. He along with Anil Kumble formed a lethal spin combination and took India to many memorable wins. His best performance in whites came against Australia in 2001 where he took 31 wickets in 3 games, including a hattrick to give India a brilliant series win. He also played a crucial role in India's maiden win in the 2007 20-20 World Cup.

With the emergence of the spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan lost his place in the team. While he made a few comebacks between 2011-2016, he could never cement his place in the team. He last played for India in the 2016 Asia Cup.

Harbhajan is the fourth-highest wicket-taker for India in Tests, with 417 scalps. He has over 290 wickets in the limited-overs format as well. He also won two World Cups with the India team in 2007 and 2011. His numbers in Indian T20 League are also as good, with 150 wickets.