Player of passion, with talent to match, Harbhajan Singh is India’s most successful offspin bowler. Purists might mutter about a lack of loop and flight, but he is very much a product of his times where short boundaries, heavy bats and shorter forms afford little latitude to slow bowlers. Bowling with a windmilling, whiplash action, remodelled after he was reported for throwing, he deals by varying his length and his pace, and can turn it the other way too. His deadliest ball, however, is the one that climbs wickedly from a length, forcing a hurried jab. In March 2001, it proved too much for the all-conquering Australians, as Harbhajan collected 32 wickets in three Tests, including the first Test hat-trick by an Indian, while none of his team-mates managed more than three.
His personal rivalry against the Australians has provided him both the highest and the lowest points of his career. Invariably, he has managed to raise his game against them, and been singularly responsible for Ricky Ponting’s low scores on Indian soil – he dismissed him five times under 12 in the 2001 series – and some his punchiest batting performances has come against them too. But in 2008 his confrontation with Andrew Symonds created one of the ugliest controversies in cricket – he was initially charged with racial insult, which was reduced to abuse on appeal. Later that year, he was banned for whole IPL season for slapping Sreesanth, his Indian team-mate. When he channels his natural combativeness in the right direction, he can be a fiercely competitive and dangerous opponent. He was expected to be India’s lead spinner in the all three forms of the game after Anil Kumble’s retirement, but following a run of poor form was dropped from India’s Test team for home series against West Indies and the tour of Australia in the 2011-12 season. The cricketer is celebrating his 38th birthday today.
The Turbanator’ from Punjab has now become a darling of not just CSK fans, but also of the entire southern state on social media is an interesting story. His series of tweets in Tamil while the IPL season was appealed so many fans and some of them started calling him the “poet” in Tamil language including the Tamil commentator for IPL 2018 RJ Balaji.
Though the reason behind Harbhajan’s surge in popularity is his frequent tweets in Tamil and the man who is scripting those poetic words is an engineer from Chinnalapatti (in Dindigul district) — P. Saravanan, the credits always went to the cricketer.
Now today in a way of proving that “The God” of cricket Sachin Tendulkar wished Harbhajan Singh “Happy Birthday” in Tamil which is funny and emotional simultaneously.
Check out his tweet below :
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 3, 2018
Here’s how fans reacted for Sachin’s humorous wish :
சாமி நம்ம பாச பேசுது 😂
— Kathir💓💓 (@kathiradhithya) July 3, 2018
Ok, henceforth tamil is a national language. God has spoken.
— scavenger (@c0untercult) July 3, 2018
— Brazil வம்பு (@writter_vambu) July 3, 2018
— அன்பென்று கொட்டு முரசே! (@EMArivunithi) July 3, 2018
கடைசில கடவுளையும் தமிழ் பேச வச்சுட்டியே பாஜீ பாய் 🤭😂😂 #Harbhajan 🙌
— Dhanush karthi (@Dhanush98846218) July 3, 2018
😌😌 இப்போ உங்களுக்கு எல்லாம் தெரிஞ்சு இருக்குமே தமிழ் மொழி ஓட பவர்
— Ilangovan (@ilangovan_0ffl) July 3, 2018
— Pradeesh 🌠 (@Pradeesh_SK) July 3, 2018
தமிழில் எழுதியமைக்கு நன்றி தலைவா.. தங்கிலீஸில் எழுதுவதை விட தமிழில் எழுதவும்🙌
— குழந்தை அருண் New (@aruntwitzzz) July 3, 2018
This is pure gold from the god But @sachin_rt paaji Instead of mere translation of english to tamil, had u wished him in tamil, then it would be awesome. You can use those words when u come to cheer for @tamilthalaivas. Here it is இனிய பிறந்தநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள் @harbhajan_singh
— Siddharth Arjun (@sidarjun7188) July 3, 2018
Instead that @sachin_rt you can use this word “பிறந்தநாள் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்”……❤❤one of the best song i like to here sachinnnnnn…..sachin❤❤😘😘
— prem augustin (@premaugustin2) July 3, 2018
— cj (@sartkumr) July 3, 2018
கடவுளே தமிழ் பேச ஆரம்பிச்சுருச்சு…
தமிழ் இனி மெல்ல வாழும்…
பிறந்த நாள் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் பஜ்ஜி💥💥💥🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂
— Ramesh (@ramajit) July 3, 2018
டேய் என்னடா நடக்குது இங்க ஹிந்திகாரன் வயிறு எறிஞ்சி சாக போறான்
— மகிஷா (@urmagesha) July 3, 2018
— The Rockstar AK™ 😎🔥 (@RJAadhi) July 3, 2018
நீ படிச்ச ஸ்கூல்ல நா ஹெட்மாஸ்டர் டா
— Nandhu (@nandha_gpl) July 3, 2018
தமிழில் வாழ்த்துக்கள் சொல்லும் போது பெருமையா இருக்கு 💓
— தேனி தமிழன் `CVF (@theni_kesavan) July 3, 2018
நன்றி என் தெய்வம் தமிழை போற்றுகிறது
— Lakshmanacholan (@lakshmanacholan) July 3, 2018
What do you think on this wish of our “Master Blaster” ??