Harbhajan Singh Picks His Three Most Special Moments of Career

India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh picked his three most special moments of his career

Harbhajan Singh Picks His Three Most Special Moments of Career

India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh picked his three most special moments of his career, putting the 2001 Test series against Australia on par with the World Cup 2011 victory.

Harbhajan, an upcoming spinner then, played a huge part in India's Test series win at home against Australia in 2001. Steve Waugh's men were on a winning spree and thrashed the hosts in the first Test in Mumbai.

The series was about to slip away in Kolkata when VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Harbhajan Singh led a comeback: the first two with the bat and then Harbhajan with the ball. The off-spinner even picked up a hat-trick in the game.

Harbhajan picked up a total of 32 wickets in three Tests as India won the series in Chennai.

"As a player, I will rate 2001 series against Australia at the top spot as it made me the player I am today. If I look at my childhood dream, I always wanted to win the World Cup and it came true in 2011 so I will keep it at par with the 2001 series,” Harbhajan said on the official YouTube channel of Aakash Chopra.

India won the World Cup in 2011, beating Sri Lanka in the final at Mumbai. It was India's first World Cup victory since 1983, and the players dedicated it to Sachin Tendulkar. An emotional Harbhajan was one among the many players in tears after the victory.

Harbhajan had another special memory too: the 2007 T20 World Cup. It was the first ever World T20 tournament and a young Indian side stunned many to lift the title, defeating Pakistan in a thrilling final.

"Winning the T20 World Cup in 2007 was unbelievable, when we landed back in India, we got a huge amount of support, I have never seen anything like that before, I would not be able to rate these three moments as all are very special to me,” he added.



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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
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3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6009 261
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