Mumbai: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and India’s Test cricket team skipper Virat Kohli were among several big names in the Indian cricket fraternity who greeted veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on his 36th birthday.
Tendulkar and Kohli took to Twitter to wish Harbhajan good health and happiness and a great year ahead.
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 3, 2016
Happy Birthday @harbhajan_singh paaji. God bless you. Have a great year ahead!! Cheers
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 3, 2016
Harbhajan Singh's wife Geeta Basra who has starred in many Bollywood films posted several photos of the couple on Twitter wishing her husband a happy birthday
— Geeta Basra (@Geeta_Basra) July 3, 2016
Anil Kumble, India's new cricket coach also sent his birthday wishes from India's training camp in Bengaluru in from of a short video, that was tweeted by BCCI's official handle.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2016
Shikhar Dhawan like his new coach also shared a video wishing Harbhajan Singh
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 3, 2016
Bhajji's Mumbai Indians team-mates Rohit Sharma and Parthiv Patel also wished the off-spinner on Sunday, with Rohit calling Harbhajan one of his favourite cricketers.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 3, 2016
Happy birthday @harbhajan_singh ...have a grt year...
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) July 3, 2016
Former Indian batsmen, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman - who played with the 36-year-old for almost a decade - tweeted out their best wishes for their former team-mate.
Happy birthday to the one and only @harbhajan_singh.
Best wishes Bhajji from all of India.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 3, 2016
Happy birthday @harbhajan_singh 🎂🎁🎉 I wish every day of urs is filled with lots of love,laughter,happiness & the warmth of sunshine😊👍
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 3, 2016
— Mohammad Kaif (@KaifSays) July 3, 2016
Newly elected BCCI President Anurag Thakur, commentator and anchor Harsha Bhogle, and Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan were among other known figures to wish the Turbanator on his birthday.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 3, 2016
@harbhajan_singh One of my favourite bowlers. Wish you a lovely day and best wishes for impending fatherhood!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 3, 2016
Here's wishing a very happy birthday to my friend and an absolute legend on and off the field. Happy birthday Bhajji @harbhajan_singh
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 3, 2016
Happy Birthday Bhajji @harbhajan_singh . Best Wishes for a Happy Life and Successful Career. Good Luck for Future.
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 3, 2016
Harbhajan has played 103 Tests and 236 One-Day Internationals and 28 Twenty20 Internationals, claiming 711 wickets in all formats of the game till date.
The 27-year-old Kohli is currently undergoing a training camp with the Indian team and under new national head coach Anil Kumble before the all-important four-match Test series tour of West Indies this month.
With inputs from IANS