Harbhajan Singh Plaha born 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India), commonly known as Harbhajan Singh, is an Indian international cricketer and former captain of IPL team Mumbai Indians and Punjab state for the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy season. A specialist spin bowler, he has the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off spinner, behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan. Harbhajan made his Test and One Day International (ODI) debuts in early 1998. His career was initially affected by investigations into the legality of his bowling action, as well as several disciplinary incidents. However, in 2001, with leading leg spinner Anil Kumble injured, Harbhajan’s career was resuscitated after Indian captain Sourav Ganguly called for his inclusion in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy team. In that series victory over Australia, Harbhajan established himself as the team’s leading spinner by taking 32 wickets, becoming the first Indian bowler to take a hat trick in Test cricket. He is also an Officer in the Punjab Police and has held the rank of a Superintendent of police (India), reporting to Punjab Police HQ at Barnala.
Veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and wife Geeta Basra on Wednesday have become proud parents of a baby girl.
The news was confirmed by Bhajji’s mother Avtar Kaur to Hindi news daily ‘Dainik Bhaskar’. Geeta delivered the baby girl at a London hospital. Avtar called Harbhajan and congratulated the couple after the baby was born. Both the mother and the newborn are perfectly healthy, according to reports.
Geeta held a posh baby-shower last month. Of late many Indian cricketers have got hooked, with ‘The Turbanator’ the first to become a father after his teammate Suresh Raina.