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Harbhajan Singh on Friday cleaned up Ricky Ponting with an absolutely beauty to pick up Test wicket number 300. 

Sachin Tendulkar broke Brian Lara’s world record, VVS Laxman played his one hundredth Test and now Harbhajan Singh gets his 300th wicket. Isn’t it destiny that all these amazing milestones came against Australia? All these cricketers have performed at their best against the Australian over the years.

Like him or hate him. Harbhajan Singh has certainly emerged as India's frontline off-spinner and strike bowler. Here are some the feats achieved by this pulsating character - especially the ones against his favourite opponents - the 'mighty' Australians. Take a look:
 

  • Harbhajan Singh has dismissed Ricky Ponting for the 10th time in his career. With the wicket of Ponting he claimed his 300th Test wicket and also his 200th on Indian soil.
     
  • He becomes the 22nd bowler overall, 3rd Indian (After Kumble 619 & Kapil Dev 434) and third offspinner (after Lance Gibbs 309 and Muralitharan 756) to take 300 wickets.
     
  • Aged 28 years and 127 days today Harbhajan Singh became the third youngest bowler to claim 300 Test wickets. Kapil Dev was 28 yrs 1 day and Shane Warne 28 yrs & 114 days when they reached the milestone respectively 

Harbhajan Singh's bunnies:-

R Ponting  - 10 times
M Hayden  - 8 times
A Gilchrist  - 7 times
J Gillespie  - 6 times

Bowler Tests Wickets BBI Ave 5 / 10
A Kumble 20 111 8-141 30.32 10 / 2
Kapil Dev 20 79 8-106 25.35 7 / 0
Harbhajan Singh 14* 73 8-84 29.43 7 / 3


Harbhajan Singh versus Australia

Tests Tests Wickets BBI Ave 5 / 10
vs Aus in Aus 4 9 3-101 73.22 0 / 0
vs Aus in Ind 10* 64 8-84 23.17 7 / 2
Overall 14* 73 8-84 29.43 7 / 3

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