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    In pics: Harbhajan Singh's journey to 100 Test matches

    • Harbhajan Singh made his debut as a 17-year-old in Bangalore against Mark Taylor’s Australia, taking two wickets in the dead rubber which India lost by eight wickets. (Getty Images)

    • Recalled to the team after more than a year’s absence, Harbhajan made a stunning return against Australia in 2001, with 32 wickets in three Tests. In Kolkata, he became the first Indian to take a Test hat-trick on his way to 13 wickets in the match. (Getty Images)

    • In the decider in Chennai, Harbhajan bettered his Eden Gardens haul with 15 wickets as India won an epic series 2-1. He was named Player of the Series. (Getty Images)

    • Against England at Mohali in December 2001, Harbhajan took seven wickets to go with Anil Kumble’s eight as India took a series lead by winning by ten wickets. (Getty Images)

    • Against Australia in Bangalore in October 2004, Harbhajan was the pick of India’s bowlers with 11 wickets in a Test they lost by 217 runs to give the visitors a series lead. (Getty Images)

    • On a minefield of a pitch at the Wankhede Stadium in November 2004, Harbhajan took 5 for 29 in the second innings as Australia were bowled out for 93 to give India victory by 13 runs in the dead rubber. (Getty Images)

    • Seven wickets in South Africa’s second innings at Eden Gardens in December 2004 helped India clinch a series-winning victory by eight wickets. (Getty Images)

    • Another Man-of-the-Match award for Harbhajan, this time against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad in December 2005, after taking ten wickets including seven in the first innings as the pivotal performance. (AFP)

    • On the second day of the final Test at Kingston in July 2006, Harbhajan cut a swathe though the West Indies lower order 5 for 13 from just 4.3 overs to set up India’s push towards a famous series victory. (AFP)

    • The infamous Sydneygate controversy of January 2008 saw Harbhajan initially receive a three-Test ban after match referee Mike Procter found him guilty of a racist comment to Andrew Symonds, but the offspinner was cleared of the charge. Harbhajan pleaded guilty to insult to amounting to racism and was fined half his match fee. (Getty Images)

    • During a controversial season, Harbhajan reminded his critics what he was capable of doing with a ten-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in Galle in August 2008 to help India level the series. (AFP)

    • Harbhajan took six second-wickets in Hamilton in March 2009 to help India take a 1-0 series lead against New Zealand, a bowling effort that showed he could bowl outsides overseas. (Getty Images)

    • Back at his favorite venue of Eden Gardens, Harbhajan took five South African second-innings wickets to spin India to a series-leveling win on March 2010. (AFP

    • Harbhajan took six wickers at Durban in December 2010 to help bowl India to a famous win against South Africa. A frenetic spell of 4 for 10 in 7.2 overs on day two helps bowl the hosts out for 131 after India made 205. (Getty Images)

    • Harbhajan claimed his best innings figures overseas with 7 for 120 against South Africa at Cape Town in January 2011, a match which was drawn to ensure India drew their first series in the country. (Getty Images)

    • When he bowled West Indies batsman Carlton Baugh in the third Test in Dominica in July 11, Harbhajan became the third Indian, and 11th bowler overall, to take 400 Test wickets.