Harbhajan Singh Net Worth, Age, Wife, Biography, Awards, Centuries, Career Highlights and More

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Harbhajan Singh Biography and Net worth


Harbhajan Singh

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One of the best off spin bowlers, Harbhajan Singh Plaha has represented India in all forms of cricket. The player is affectionately referred to by a variety of names, including Bhajji, The Turbanator, Bhajju Pa, etc., because of his exceptional feats and commitment to Indian cricket. According to records, Harbhajan has taken the second-most test wickets in history for an off spinner.

Full Name Harbhajan Singh Plaha
Birth 3 July 1980
Age 41 years old
Nickname Bhajji, The Turbanator, Bhajju Pa
Parents Sardar Sardev Singh (Father)
Avneet Kaur (Mother)
Wife Geeta Basra
Children Hinaya Heer Plaha
Jovan Veer Singh Plaha
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm
Retirement 24 December 2021


Harbhajan Singh Early Life

On July 3, 1980, in Jalandhar, Punjab, Harbhajan Singh Plaha was born to Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha and Avtar Kaur. His mother Avtar Kaur worked as a homemaker, while his father was a businessman who ran a factory that produced ball bearings. Harbhajan has five sisters. He was set to take over the family business, but his father made him focus on cricket instead.

Bhajji was training at Charanjit Singh Bhullar to become a batter prior to working with instructor Davinder Arora as a spin bowler. After Bhullar’s passing, Harbhajan began to gravitate toward off-spin bowling. His father had expressed a desire for his kid to sport the national jersey in the future.

Harbhajan Singh Marriage

After being in a low-key relationship for 5 years, Bhajji finally got married to Geeta Basra, the love of his life in November 2015, in a conventional Punjabi ceremony.


Harbhajan Singh Marriage

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A year later the couple also welcomed their first child together in 2016.The couple named their daughter Hinaya Heer Plaha . Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh welcomed their second child, Jovan Veer Singh Plaha, on July 10, 2021.


Harbhajan Singh Family

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Harbhajan Singh Family

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Harbhajan Singh Relationships

There have been rumours about the cricketer’s dating life. However, the linkups were not confirmed by the cricketer.

Harbhajan Singh Net Worth

Harbhajan made a solid living out of his professional career. Being a well-known Indian sportsman, he continues to endorse numerous companies. His net worth was reported to be about Rs 69 crore in 2017. In 2018, Chennai Super Kings, an IPL team, acquired him from Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore. 

Cars- Speaking of his passion for automobiles, Singh owns a Hummer 44 multiplayer vehicle. In addition to this formidable SUV, he is frequently spotted driving his Audi 7 and BMW.

House-Harbhajan owns a luxury house in Jalandhar worth INR 6 crores.

Name Harbhajan Singh
Net Worth (2022) $9 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees Rs. 69 Crore
Profession Indian Cricketer
Monthly Income And Salary 50 Lakhs +
Yearly Income 6 Crore +


Harbhajan Singh Brand Endorsements

The cricketer is known to charge over Rs 20 to 30 lakhs per brand endorsements. Some of the brands endorsed by Harbhajan are Brune and Bareskin, Ebikego, Fan2Play, Movado, Captain Steel, Royal Stag, Pepsi, Colgate, Rummy Culture, Lays, Muthoot Finance, etc.


Harbhajan Singh Brand Endorsements

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Harbhajan Singh Domestic Career

At the age of 15, Harbhajan Singh made his domestic debut for the state of Punjab in Under-16 against Haryana in 1995. He was chosen for the North Zone Under-16 team and requested to join the national Under-19 young team for an ODI match against South Africa after amassing 32 wickets and 96 runs with his hands.

Harbhajan then received a promotion to the Punjab Under-19s, where he played his first-class debut during the 1997–98 Ranji Trophy tournament. Later, in January 1998, Bhajji represented India at the Under-19 World Cup.

Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-spin
Role Bowler


Harbhajan Singh International Career

In the 1997 Test series against Australia, the Indian Board President’s XI selected Harbhajan Singh to play. He was not included in the first two Tests as a result of his mediocre performance in the practice match. In the third Test, he made his international debut but only took one wicket. In April, Harbhajan made his ODI debut in Sharjah,Dubai against New Zealand.

Sourav Ganguly called him unexpectedly and requested that he lead the spin attack against Australia in the 2001 Border-Gavaskar Trophy match. In the series, he took 32 wickets. Despite having a finger injury during the 2003 World Cup, Harbhajan Singh delayed treatment. However, as his condition deteriorated, he underwent a significant operation that rendered him inactive for seven months.

After getting hurt, his form was inconsistent. Singh’s form began to deteriorate in 2006, and he was benched after performing poorly at the 2007 World Cup. But he contributed to India’s victory in the ICC World Twenty20 competition. He delivered a number of match-winning efforts throughout the season. He was unable to keep a consistent berth in the Indian squad from 2007 to 2010. Thanks to his outstanding bowling in the IPL, he was able to rejoin the 2011 World Cup team. However, he struggled with his play after the World Cup and was unable to hold onto his position in the Indian roaster.

National side   India (1998–2016)
Test debut    25 March 1998 v Australia
Last Test 12 August 2015 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut  17 April 1998 v New Zealand
Last ODI 25 October 2015 v South Africa
ODI shirt no. 3
T20I debut  1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 4 March 2016 v UAE
T20I shirt no. 3


Harbhajan Singh Career

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Harbhajan Singh IPL Career

Years Team
1997/98–2018/19 Punjab
2005–2007 Surrey
2008–2017 Mumbai Indians 
2012 Essex
2018–2020 Chennai Super Kings 
2021 Kolkata Knight Riders


In the latter half of his career, Harbhajan enjoyed success in the Indian cricket tournament. Yes, we are referring to his time spent in the IPL. He was an essential thread in the Mumbai franchise’s four championships and success. Since 2008, Bhajji has been a guaranteed scorer for the team and has even served as captain. In the 2013 season, he collected 24 wickets. He inked a contract with Chennai Super Kings after being released by Mumbai Indians after a ten-year association. 

Harbhajan Singh IPL Career

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Harbhajan Singh Career Stats

Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 103 236 28 198
Runs scored 2,224 1,237 108 4,255
Batting average 18.23 13.30 13.50 19.16
100s/50s 2/9 0/0 0/0 2/15
Top score 115 49 21 115
Balls bowled 28,580 12,479 612 48,055
Wickets 417 269 25 780
Bowling average 32.46 33.35 25.32 29.04
5 wickets in innings 25 3 0 41
10 wickets in match 5 0 0 8
Best bowling 8/84 5/31 4/12 8/84
Catches/stumpings 42/– 71/– 7/– 100/–


Harbhajan Singh Records

  • First Indian to take a Test hattrick
  • Most successful off-spinner of India (417 wickets)


Harbhajan Singh Awards

  • Received Arjuna Award in 2003
  • Received Padma Shri in 2009


Harbhajan Singh Awards

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Harbhajan Singh Political Career

Singh was one of the five candidates from the state of Punjab chosen by the Aam Aadmi Party to represent them in the Rajya Sabha in March 2022. He was officially elected as a Rajya Sabha member after winning the election without any opposition.

Harbhajan Singh took his oath on July 18, 2022, the first day of the Monsoon session of Parliament, to serve as a representative from Punjab in the Rajya Sabha.


Harbhajan Singh Political Career

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Film Career

Harbhajan Singh has appeared in some movies,for which he was much appreciated. The  movies the cricketer donned are given in the table below.

Year Film Role Language  Notes
2004 Mujhse Shadi Karogi Himself Hindi Special Appearance
2013 Bhaji in Problem Harbhajan Punjabi Special Appearance
2015 Second Hand Husband Police Officer Hindi Special Appearance
2021 Dikkiloona Sardesh Singh Tamil Special Appearance
2021 Friendship Bhagat Singh Tamil Lead Role


Harbhajan Singh Film Career

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Despite being one of India’s greatest spin wizards, Harbhajan’s career was plagued by numerous disputes. 

 Greg Chappell and Sourav Ganguly had a nasty argument in 2005, and Bhajji publicly criticised the coach while defending his captain. According to Harbhajan, the camp was filled with “fear and insecurity” as a result of Chappell’s rigid techniques. 

Altercations with Andrew Symonds and Sreesanth- Later in 2008, he became involved in another scandal known as “Monkeygate.” For reportedly calling Australian batsman Andrew Symonds a “monkey,” Harbhajan was charged with a Level 3 offence of racial abuse.


As was previously said, Harbhajan is a well-known player in the IPL. Harbhajan’s slapping of Sreesanth will remain a notorious moment from the 2008 season. After the game between Mumbai Indians (MI) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Mohali, Bhajji, who was heading the Mumbai Indians, slapped Sreesanth. He was suspended for the remaining games in addition to being fined the match money for the game.

Social Media

Harbhajan Singh is quite active on all his social media handles.

Instagram  (@harbhajan3) 

Twitter- (@harbhajan_singh)