Mumbai Indians ace spin bowler Harbhajan Singh becomes the second bowler in IPL history to deliver 1000 dot balls in yesterday’s match against Gujarat Lions at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Rohit Sharma-led side won the match by 6 wickets to continue their winning streak with 4 wins.
Harbhajan Singh bowled 4 overs and gave away just 22 runs taking 1 wicket. The veteran off-spinner delivered 1007 balls in IPL history so far since the start of the biggest league. Singh has done well for Mumbai Indians this season. He has played 129 matches so far bowling in 127 innings. His best figures in IPL history has been 5/18. Mumbai Indians are currently at the top of standings.
Harbhajan Singh is not a part of the Indian team for some time. In IPL 2017, he has bowled with control and didn’t allow the opposition batsmen to score runs easily. Singh has taken 4 wicket-haul once and 5 wickets haul once. It is a great achievement for Harbhajan Singh for any bowler to deliver dot balls in shortest format with batsmen scoring runs.
Praveen Kumar was the first bowler to deliver 1000 dot balls in IPL history. He is currently playing for Gujarat Lions. He has played 117 matches with 1058 dots balls with 87 wickets to their name. His best figures in IPL history has been 3/18. Kumar has not taken any four and five wickets haul in IPL. GL are currently 7th in the points table with 3 losses and 1 win.
Lasith Malinga, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Ravichandran Ashwin, Piyush Chawla, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra are the other bowlers with most dots ball in IPL history.