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Harbhajan Singh Date of Birth: 3rd July, 1980 | Place of Birth: Jullundur (now Jalandhar)
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He is the only son of Sardar Sardev Singh, a businessman who owned a ball bearing and valve factory.
Harbhajan was trained as a batsman by his first coach Charanjit Singh Bullar, but converted to spin bowling after his coach's untimely death saw him turn to the tutelage of Davinder Arora.
He scored the Second fastest ODI fifty by an Indian - a record, he shares with Rahul Dravid, Kapil Dev and Yuvraj Singh - when he took 22 balls against Kenya in 2001.
Following the death of his father in 2000, Harbhajan became the family head, and as of 2001, had organised marriages for three of his sisters.
Harbhajan is also an employee of Indian Airlines.
He has the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off spinner behind Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan.
He became the first Indian bowler to take a hat trick in Test cricket dismissing Ricky Ponting, Gilchrist and Shane Warne in successive balls.
Quotes
I am God's favourite son, he has given me all.
I firmly believe that deep down inside Australians love me ... they always like a fighter.
It's great to play for Mumbai along with Sachin, but it would have been a lot nicer if we had Symonds, who is such a wonderful player.
It is always a great pleasure bowling with Kumble. He is a great bowler. I always enjoy bowling with him and he did a very good job.
It's not a surprise to me that he's done well because he was quite a good bowler - there's no question about that - Fred Titmus