New Delhi: Cricketers may not remember all their stats, but they very well remember their debut matches as they are given international caps for the very first time. Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday shared a similar picture remembering his international debut. “21 years ago, 17 April 1998 I made my first appearance for India in a one-day cricket cap no 113, against New Zealand At Sharjah… Time fly yes it does.,” Harbhajan posted on his Twitter account.
21 years ago, 17 April 1998 i made my first appearance for INDIA 🇮🇳 in one day cricket cap no 113, against New Zealand At Sharjah.. Time fly yes it does.. 🏏 pic.twitter.com/3xMsH2Coxy
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 17, 2019
The 38-year-old has been one of the finest spinners to come out of India, as he has taken a total of 417 wickets in the Test format, recording a haul-mark hattrick in the 2001 Test match against Australia in Kolkata. Harbhajan also scored two consecutive Test match centuries against New Zealand, showcasing his potential with the bat in hand. The player took part in a total of 103 Test matches.
The spinner claimed 269 wickets in 236 matches in the ODI format and he was a key member of the World Cup winning team in 2011. He was exceptional in India’s maiden T20 World Cup triumph as well. The spinner has taken a total of 25 wickets in 28 T20I matches.
The off-spinner was last seen in an Indian team in the year 2016 when he played a T20I against the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Harbhajan is currently a member of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and he has been showcasing magic with the ball in his hand. The spinner was remarkable in his performances against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing edition of the IPL.