copyrightHow Harbhajan became 'Bhajji', this cricketer gave the name
However, how did Harbhajan get Bhajji? This disclosure reveals Harbhajan in a recent interview. He said that former Indian cricket team player and wicketkeeper Nayan Mongia named him 'Bhajji'. Harbhajan explains that there was a time when he bowled for the Indian team and Mongia used to stand behind the wicket.
Mongia used to talk to all the players in the field setting and advised them to go from one place to another. During this period whenever he had something to say to Harbhajan, he used to call him Bhajji. Slowly Mongia's Bhajji became famous for all, and now all call him Bhajji.
According to the information, Harbhajan is called by his family members as Sonu. At the same time, in the cricket world, he is also called a turbanator. Bhajji has made many names in Indian cricket.
Some special things about Bhajji ....
Harbhajan is second in India's most successful spinners in Test cricket. He has taken 417 wickets after Kumble. After that number comes off of off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin has shocked 342 wickets so far.
Also Bhajji is the youngest Indian to take 400 wickets in Tests. He took 400 wickets at just 31 years of age. Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan is the number one player in 400 wickets in the world at the youngest of the world, who took 400 wickets in 29 years 273 days.
Bhajji took the first test hat-trick in the second Test played against Australia in March 2001. After them, in 2006, Irfan Pathan took hat-trick in a match played against Pakistan in 2006 and became the second Indian to do so.