For Harbhajan Singh and cricket fans, the 2001 home series against Australia was memorable. Out of 8 tests, Harbhajan took 21 wickets while averaging at 38.57. He became a top wicket-taker even though he hadn’t played cricket in months.
On 22 Mar 2001, the Indians were pillaging a formidable Australian team. Single-handedly Harbhajan Singh managed to haul 32 wickets while other greats like Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan managed three each. This time his average was 10.7. This also is the best average ever considering a series of three or more tests.
In 2001, out of a total of 49 wickets, Harbhajan Singh took 32. Collectively, the other Indian bowlers averaged at 63.24 and tool about 17 wickets. Percentage-wise, Singh has the highest proportion of 65.3%, Which is also the highest taken by any bowler in three or more tests.
In a series of three or fewer tests, Singh’s 32-wicket haul is the 4th largest.
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