Harbhajan Singh was a captain's delight: Ganguly
Mumbai: BCCI President and ex-captain Sourav Ganguly, under whose captaincy Harbhajan Singh played his first full Test series against Australia in 2001, described the spinner as the 'captain’s delight'.
Singh announced retirement from cricket on Friday.
In a statement, Ganguly said: "I congratulate Harbhajan Singh on a remarkable career. He has faced several challenges in his life, but Bhajji is not the one to give up. He has overcome many hurdles and put many setbacks behind him to rise every time."
"What inspired me the most about him was his hunger to perform. His strength was his guts and courage. He was always very passionate, and his immense self-belief meant he never shied away from a fight. He also kept the dressing room atmosphere light and that is something really important," he said.
“His first full Test series against Australia in 2001 is the greatest that I have seen where one bowler single-handedly won the series. He was a captain’s delight. As a bowler, he hated putting fielders in the deep. Bhajji has been an absolute match winner. He should be proud of what he has achieved. I want to tell him that the new innings in his life will be as exciting," Ganguly said.
Ganguly's team defeated Steve Waugh and his men 2-1 in the home series in India in 2001.