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700 International Wickets Club

700 International Wickets Club

Harbhajan Singh became the latest entry in the 700 international wickets club and achieved this feat in the 3 ODI against Zimbabwe. The turbanator playing his 1st odi after almost 4 years first came into the limelight after taking a hattrick against the Aussies in the Border Gavaskar trophy in 2001 at the Eden Gardens and also earned the man of the series award of the tournament. Harbhajan, an attacking-minded bowler is known for his ball control and ability to vary his length but is often criticised for his flat trajectory. His main wicket-taking ball, the top spinner climbs wickedly on the unsuspecting batsman from a good length, forcing him to offer a shot. The controversial spinner made batting great Ricky Ponting his bunny by getting him out on 10 occasions,
Often regarded as a bowling all rounder, he has saved India’s skin many a times and also scored 2 back to back centuries against New Zealand when India had their backs against the wall. One wonders what would have been his wicket tally if he would have been consistent and been a part of team India in the past 4 years.

Harbhajan Singh
Image Credits: ESPNCricinfo

We take a look at other bowlers in International Cricket who have more than 700 international wickets:

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