Bhajji turns 37: Wishes pour in for 'The Turbanator'

| Updated: Jul 03, 2017 20:35 IST

New Delhi [India], July 3 (ANI): Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, also known as 'The Turbanator', turned 37 today and warm birthday wishes poured in from the cricket fraternity. Former and current cricketers took to their Twitter accounts to wish Harbhajan a very `Happy Birthday'. Known for his witty remarks on the social media platform, Virender Sehwag revealed how Harbhajan once wanted to travel to Canada and drive trucks to support his family before becoming one of the best bowlers in Indian cricket's history. "Frm thinking of going to Canada & bcum a truck driver to support family,to bcmng 1 of d best bowlers, grt journey (sic) ," Sehwag tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hpy B&#39;day <a href="https://twitter.com/harbhajan_singh">@harbhajan_singh</a> <br>Frm thinking of going to Canada & bcum a truck driver to support family,to bcmng 1 of d best bowlers,grt journey <a href="https://t.co/o12qAeQmc4">pic.twitter.com/o12qAeQmc4</a></p>&mdash; Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) <a href="https://twitter.com/virendersehwag/status/881753901019443200">July 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Posting a picture of him with Harbhajan, former cricketer Mohammad Kaif wrote, "A very Happy Birthday to Bhajji , a fighter I know since 1997. Stay blessed @harbhajan_singh !" Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also shared a picture of him with the off-spinner and extended his warm wishes. "Wish you a very happy birthday Bhajju pajhi...have a grt one, rabb rakha @harbhajan_singh," Dhawan tweeted. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Wish you a very happy birthday Bhajju pajhi...have a grt one, rabb rakha <a href="https://twitter.com/harbhajan_singh">@harbhajan_singh</a> <a href="https://t.co/oRkwB6NWF5">pic.twitter.com/oRkwB6NWF5</a></p>&mdash; Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) <a href="https://twitter.com/SDhawan25/status/881695325748162560">July 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly also greeted Harbhajan on the special occasion before wishing him to have a great year ahead. "@harbhajan_singh happy birthday Bhaju ..may god bless u and ur family ..have a great day," Ganguly wrote. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/harbhajan_singh">@harbhajan_singh</a> happy birthday Bhaju ..may god bless u and ur family ..have a great day</p>&mdash; Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) <a href="https://twitter.com/SGanguly99/status/881647873053650946">July 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Minister of Youth and Sports Vijay Goel? poured his warm wishes to Harbhajan before remembering his brilliant hat-trick against Australia in 2003. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Warm birthday wishes to TURBANATOR <a href="https://twitter.com/harbhajan_singh">@harbhajan_singh</a> ! Remember this brilliant hat-trick against the Aussies? Relive that magical moment! <a href="https://t.co/XTZoFjfFhl">pic.twitter.com/XTZoFjfFhl</a></p>&mdash; Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) <a href="https://twitter.com/VijayGoelBJP/status/881788482053578756">July 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> "Warm birthday wishes to TURBANATOR @harbhajan_singh ! Remember this brilliant hat-trick against the Aussies? Relive that magical moment!" he wrote. "Many many happy returns bhajju pa have a greatest year. Best Regards to the family @harbhajan_singh," Indian opener Rohit Sharma said. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Many many happy returns bhajju pa have a greatest year. Best Regards to the family <a href="https://twitter.com/harbhajan_singh">@harbhajan_singh</a></p>&mdash; Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) <a href="https://twitter.com/ImRo45/status/881762831883943936">July 3, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Meanwhile, Harbhajan's wife Geeta Basra showered on her partner and described him the 'best life partner'. "Happy burrdayyyy Pati Dev.. love you ???????????????? #bestlifepartner #soulmate #birthdayboy," Geeta said. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy burrdayyyy Pati Dev.. love you ???????????????? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bestlifepartner?src=hash">#bestlifepartner</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/soulmate?src=hash">#soulmate</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/birthdayboy?src=hash">#birthdayboy</a>. <a href="https://t.co/NKz6wWEoEU">https://t.co/NKz6wWEoEU</a></p>&mdash; Geeta Basra (@Geeta_Basra) <a href="https://twitter.com/Geeta_Basra/status/881663299213045761">July 2, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah, Rishab Pant?, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, former Indian head coach Anil Kumble? and Suresh Raina were among others to pour their best wishes to Harbhajan. Harbhajan, who made his last appearance for India in T20s in the Asia Cup in Dhaka last year, recently represented Mumbai Indians in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). (ANI)

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