The former Indian cricketer, Harbhajan Singh turned 42 on July 3, 2022, i.e., today. Along with being a legendary cricketer, Harbhajan Singh is also a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and cricket commentator. He was a traditional off-spinner, who represented India from 1998 to 2016 and retired from all forms of cricket on December 24, 2021.
Nicknamed ‘Bhajji’ by his teammates, Singh is one of the leading wicket-takers for India. He featured in 236 ODIs, where he scalped 269 wickets, with the best performance of 5/31. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he gathered 150 wickets in the 163 matches he played. He was the most prolific in the longer format of the game. He played 103 Test matches, where he took 417 wickets with the best bowling figure of 8/84.
He is one of the few Indian players, who won both the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. Apart from achieving so much on the cricket field, he is also very active in the commercial field with several endorsements under his name. Let’s look at Bhajji’s net worth, investments, and charities on his birthday.
Harbhajan Singh’s net worth is largely derived from endorsement deals with major worldwide brands.
In 2003, Bhajji inked a deal with Royal Stag, since then, he has featured in multiple commercials for the brand.
Harbhajan joined as the brand ambassador for Colgate in 2014. The cricketer appeared in multiple posters and commercials for the brand.
In 2009, Movado appointed Harbhajan Singh as its Indian brand ambassador. In an interview, the cricketer stated that he is honoured to relate to a prestigious company such as Movado.
Harbhajan Singh’s overall net worth is estimated to be USD 9 million, which is about INR 65 crore.
He owns a house in an opulent area of Chandigarh, which is surrounded by other VIP homes. The huge house is located in upscale Sector 9 and spans over 2,000 square yards, costing over INR 7 crore.
Bhajji has been engaged in a variety of investment ventures over the years, including the restaurant chain Bhajji da Dhaba, a Punjabi film production studio named Bhajji and Madan Production, and a comprehensive sports portal called BookMySports. During the Sri Lanka tour to India in 2015, he met with and reviewed investment opportunities with the Sri Lankan Finance Minister.
Harbhajan Singh has made numerous generous contributions to society over the years. In the middle of the coronavirus outbreak, he gave essentials and groceries to 5000 households in Jalandhar.
In addition, he provided funds for the Indian handicapped cricket team’s clothing during the Afghanistan tri-series in July 2016. Singh also donated INR 10 lakh to the government, which was used to help victims of the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.