NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) off-spinner Harbhajan Singh became the third Indian to claim 150 wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The bowler achieved the feat in the second qualifier against Delhi Capitals at Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
Speaking after the innings, Harbhajan said, “This is a different format from the ones I have played in the past, and I have 150 odd wickets in this format, which is very satisfying. I’m competing with the young guys and going along just the way I have always gone about my bowling. This year I have got a lot of wickets, mainly because we played in Chennai which suited spinners a bit more.”
Delhi’s Amit Mishra and Kolkata Knight Riders’ Piyush Chawla are the other two Indians who have taken 150 wickets in the IPL.
Mishra has taken 157 wickets from 147 matches whereas Chawla has taken 150 wickets in 157 matches.
Singh had 148 wickets before the match against Delhi, but the bowler picked up wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Shrefane Rutherford to reach the feat of 150 wickets.
Chennai Super Kings reached the finals of the IPL as they defeated Delhi Capitals by six wickets on Friday.
Chasing the score of 148, Chennai were provided with a solid base from both openers Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson. Both the batsmen recorded 50 plus scores to ease the chase for the team.
Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo were present at the crease to take the team over the line.
Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in the finals of the IPL on Sunday, May 12 in Hyderabad.