The veteran Singh, Harbhajan Singh was arguably one of the best spinners India has ever had. The canny office has had a stubborn nature to his personality and his dedication towards the game took him to some on-field rivalries against the opponents many times.
The ‘Turbanator’ made it to the internationals in 1998 but did not have the best of the starts. He was then recalled to the team after more than a year”s absence and he neither disappointed the selectors nor the spectators. Harbhajan scripted a dream comeback against Australia in the epic series of 2000-01 as he scalped 32 wickets in three Tests.
In the second Test in Kolkata, Bhajji became the first Indian to take a hat-trick in Tests and finished unbelievably well with 13 wickets in the match. The hat-trick came in the first innings which included the wickets of Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne in three deliveries.
His figures were 7/123 in the first innings. Soon this Test match became unforgettable for every cricket fan as India snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Dravid and Laxman stitched unbelievable partnership in the second innings and Australia collapsed in the final day of the historic Test match at Eden Gardens. This was India’s greatest Test victory of all time and actually the turning point of Indian cricket.