Harbhajan Singh's Social Activities
One of the most celebrated cricketers in Indian cricket, Harbhajan Singh doesn’t need any introduction. Hailing from Punjab, Harbhajan Singh made his way into the Indian Cricket Team through consistent performances in the domestic circuit. He led the Punjab cricket team in the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy cricket.
Harbhajan Singh made his debut in international cricket against Australia in 1998 and served Indian cricket for close to 18 years. Harbhajan Singh, 39, hasn’t yet announced his retirement from international cricket, however, his chances of making a comeback is anything but possible.
Harbhajan Singh remains quite active in all social media platforms, particularly Twitter. Harbhajan Singh keeps his fans engaged with his day-to-day activities through his social media platforms.
The Indian cricketer never shies away from voicing his opinion on political issues or anything that could invite criticism from several quarters. A fun-loving by his nature, the Punjab cricketer always finds a way to troll his counterparts and make his presence felt on social media.
Harbhajan Singh's Twitter Account
Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh has 10.5 million followers on Twitter. He is quite active on Twitter and tweets on a range of topics.
Good morning everyone..Bas Ek baar pad lo yeh 👇... pic.twitter.com/GOeP44Khm0— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 2, 2020
Harbhajan Singh's Facebook Account
Harbhajan Singh has the same amount of popularity on Facebook as well. He boasts of close to 7M followers on Facebook.
Harbhajan Singh's Instagram Account
As far as his Instagram account is concerned, Harbhajan Singh has 4.1 Million followers. The Indian cricketer has reserved this platform for posting pictures related to his fitness regime, family, social work to name a few.
Social Media Controversies
Harbhajan Singh is highly active on social media. The Indian cricketer doesn’t hesitate in expressing his views on any subject, be it cricket or politics. For this very reason, he has often surrounded himself with controversies. There have been various instances where Harbhajan Singh has made headlines because of expressing his views on social media, recently being the Shahid Afridi remark on India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Shahid Afridi recently criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for carrying out atrocities against Indians in Kashmir to which the Indians slammed Harbhajan Singh to support Shahid Afridi’s foundation for donating money to protect Humanity.
Yes NEVER AGAIN no matter what https://t.co/PZBWAEoloR— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 17, 2020
The comments did not sit down well with the Indian spinner and said that will never support Afridi for anything in the future.
“If anyone speaks against my country or countrymen or my prime minister it is not acceptable, whoever it is,” Singh said. He even apologized to everyone who has been hurt by his action and promised that he will never speak for anyone who spreads hate. Said Harbhajan Singh.
Tweet Against Adam Gilchrist: On September 2, 2019, Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to have picked a hat-trick in Tests. To this, a video of Harbhajan Singh’s taking a hat-trick against Australia started doing the rounds.
Adam Gilchrist was Harbhajan Singh’s third victim and when the former saw the video, he wrote, “NO DRS with a crying image.”
No DRS 😩 https://t.co/3XsCqk9ZiR— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) August 31, 2019
To this Harbhajan Singh wrote something which didn’t go down well with the netizens and was then brutally criticized for his comments.
“U think u would have survived for long if not a first ball? Stop crying over these things mate.. thought u would talk sense after ur playing days.. but few things never change u r the prime example of that. Always crying.” He wrote.
Though he deleted his Tweet later.
Social Media Controversies
Harbhajan Singh’s career was riding smoothly until Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja came into the picture. The 39-year old spinner soon lost his place over Ashwin’s in India’s limited over’s team and Test team.
Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja carried the flag of India together thereafter for many years in both the formats, making Harbhajan’s chances of making a comeback grim.
On one occasion, when India won the test series against New Zealand 3-0, Harbhajan Singh took a dig at Ravichandran Ashwin saying that the current Indian pitches aid spinners more than what it used to.
“Kumble and my test wicket count would have been something else if we got wickets like last 4 years we playing on.”
Only 2 in my 103 tests.. Kumble and my test wicket count would have been something else if we got wickets like last 4 years we playing on👊 https://t.co/fvkdVw1I1v— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 9, 2016
Ashwin, in reply, called Harbhajan Singh a legend and tried not the stretch it further.
“Harbhajan Singh has been an inspiration and I started bowling off-spin only after seeing the 2001 series. This banter going on is unhealthy.” Ashwin wrote.
@harbhajan_singh has been an inspiration nd I started bowling off spin only after seeing the 2001 series.This banter going on is unhealthy— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 17, 2016
“By pitting players against each other we aren’t going to gain anything but just a juicy headline. Lets respect people and keep the game healthy,” he added.
Harbhajan did reply to that and closed the matter once for all.
Dear got nothing against you. For some reasons my words are misconstrued. Wish you nothing but the best ✌️ Keep the flag high! God bless 😇 https://t.co/flIqJYDT4y— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 17, 2016
“Dear got nothing against you. For some reason, my words are misconstrued. Wish you nothing but the best Keep the flag high! God bless,” said Bhajji in his Tweet.
Harbhajan Singh's Personal Life
Harbhajan Singh was born on 3rd June 1980 to Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha and Avtar Kaur. He has 5 sisters and has been taking care of his family ever since his father left them in 2000. He tied the knot with Geeta Basra in 2015 and also has a daughter. To know more about Harbhajan Singh’s personal life and his past affairs: Click Here