Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh has been lost in the memories of the era of Under-19 cricket. Sharing a picture, he has asked the fans about the players standing with him. Harbhajan shared a picture of U-19 1997-98. This picture is from the Under-19 World Cup held in South Africa.
The players who are with Harbhajan are Imran Tahir and Hasan Raza. Both of them were Pakistani players. Both India and Pakistan could not reach the final. India defeated Pakistan in the match held in Durban. Harbhajan took the wicket of Shoaib Malik for 26 runs in seven overs. Malik is still playing international cricket. At the same time, Imran Tahir played international cricket for South Africa.
Meanwhile, Harbhajan jokingly asked the fans, ‘Pehchno to manne….’ on the day of U-19 World Cup 1998/99.
Harbhajan Singh had a decent performance in the Under-19 World Cup. He took eight wickets in six matches with an economy rate of 3.44. Apart from Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag were also in this team. Harbhajan Singh soon reached the Indian team as well.
Raza, on the other hand, performed brilliantly, scoring 212 runs in six matches. His batting average was 42.40. He had hit two half-centuries. His top score was an unbeaten 90. Tahir took seven wickets with an economy of 3.67.
Harbhajan Singh has not been playing international cricket for a long time. Although in the Indian Premier League, he has played for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. However, recently there was a news that he can announce his retirement soon and take up the role of coaching. Although he played a few matches in IPL 2021 held in India, he did not get a chance to enter the playing XI in UAE.