“In many ways I had already retired as a cricketer but hadn’t been able to make an official announcement.”
âThere comes a time in your life when you have to make some tough decisions and move on. I had been meaning to make this announcement for a few years, but was waiting for the right moment to share it with all of you: today I am retiring from all formats of cricket, âhe said. âIn many ways I had already retired as a cricketer, but hadn’t been able to make an official announcement.
âI haven’t been an active cricketer for quite some time. But I had a commitment to the Kolkata Knight Riders and wanted to spend the IPL season (2021) with them. But during the season itself, j decided to retire. “
All good things come to an end and today as I say goodbye to the game that gave me everything in my life, I want to thank everyone who made this 23 year old trip beautiful and memorable.
My sincere grateful thanks.https://t.co/iD6WHU46MU
– Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 24, 2021
âI have no idea about the future, but whatever I am today is because of cricket. I will be immensely happy if I can help Indian cricket in any role in the future. “
âIt has been a great journey over 25 years, from gullies from Jalandhar to becoming the Turbanator of India, “he said in the statement.” Nothing has been more motivating for me than going out on the pitch while wearing the India jersey.
“Like everything [Indian] cricketer, even I wanted to say goodbye in an Indian jersey, but fate had something else in store for me. No matter which team I represented, I have always given my 100% commitment to get my team to finish first – be it India, Punjab, Mumbai Indians, CSK [Chennai Super Kings], KKR or the Surrey and Essex County teams. “
âIf you ask me about my cricket career, my first real treat was the hat trick I did in Calcutta, becoming the first Indian pitcher to do so in a test match. I also got 32 wickets in all three tests in this series, which remains a record, âhe said. âFollowing this, the victory of the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the [ODI] The World Cup victory in 2011 was the most important for me. These are moments that I can neither forget nor express in words about the importance of this happiness to me. “
As for the future, Harbhajan said he has “no idea” what he will do, but has indicated it will be game-related.
“Cricket was, is and always will be an important part of my life. I have served Indian cricket for years and will continue to strive to serve it in the future,” he said. âI have no idea about the future, but whatever I am today is because of cricket. I will be extremely happy if I can help Indian cricket in any role in the future. .
âNow I am starting a new chapter in my life, which begins with its own challenges. Believe me, your Turbanator is ready for the exam! Just keep pouring your love on me. “