Harbhajan Singh has been a part of every season of the Indian Premier League thus far. While for the first ten seasons, he played for MI, he has been playing for the CSK since 2018. On Friday, when playing against the Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier, Harbhajan Singh reached the 150 wickets milestone in the cash-rich league.
Harbhajan Singh came to the stadium in Vishakhapatnam with 148 wickets against his name. During the course of the game, Singh got the better of Shikhar Dhawan(18) and Sherfane Rutherford(10), to reach the milestone.
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Harbhajan Singh or the ‘Turbanator’ as he is known among his fans, became only the third Indian to reach the 150 wickets mark. DC’s Amit Mishra (157 wickets in 147 matches) and KKR’s Piyush Chawla (150 wickets in 157 matches) are the only two bowlers to have reached the mark before him.
Harbhajan Singh is now the third highest wicket-taker in the history of the league. This list is topped by Mumbai Indians’ frontline pacer Lasith Malinga who has 169 wickets in 121 matches.
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“This is a different format from the ones I have played in the past, and I have 150 odd wickets in this format, which is very satisfying,” said the spinner after restricting the Delhi team to 147.
“This year I have got a lot of wickets, mainly because we played in Chennai which suited spinners a bit more. I bowled a lot of overs in the powerplay which is really tough in IPL, but if there is something in the wicket, then Dhoni wanted me to bowl in the powerplay and pick quick wickets,” the veteran added.