Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2003
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Harbhajan Singh is an Indian cricketer and a former captain of IPL team Mumbai Indians. He has established himself as the teams leading spinner by taking 32 wickets and also becoming the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket. He made his Test and One Day International (ODI) debuts in early 1998. He has appeared in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's Indian promotion, Ring Ka King. In 2003, he received the Arjuna Award. He was conferred the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in 2009. He was in world cup winning team of 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Harbhajan Singh was born on 3 July 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab. He entered cricket at the age of 15 years playing for Punjab team Under-16 tournament in 1995–96 season. He subsequently selected for national Under-19 team where he played against South Africa in One Day International match. His first-class cricket debut was in Ranji Trophy 1997–98 season. He gained more attention after playing Test series against Australians in 2001 wherein India won 15 consecutive Test victories which set a world record.