Cricketer Harbhajan Singh on cricket, life, music, fashion and more. Catch him in conversation with Veenu Singh.
Your favourite IPL team besides Mumbai Indians?
There is no other favourite. It’s Mumbai Indians all the way.
If not a cricketer you would have been?
I can’t imagine my life without cricket. This is who I am. But if I wouldn’t have been a cricketer, I probably would have made a career in some other sport.
Which IPL owner’s films are your favourite?
Of course, Shah Rukh Khan. He is the king of romance.
Jalandhar or Mumbai – what do you prefer and why?
There’s no comparison as there is no better place than home.
One Punjabi song that you love shaking a leg to?
Apna Punjab Hove by Gurdas Maan. He is too good.
Your favourite destination?
The last thing you bought under `10?
My favourite chocolate bar.
One exercise routine you definitely follow?
I follow Reebok CrossFit very diligently.
After a long day, what do you love eating?
Maa ke haath ka khana.
Your all time favourite film?
I love watching movies so this list is really long. I’ll need more space.
You are closest to?
My family and my buddies.
The sport you love to watch?
Yeh toh trick question hai. Of course, cricket.
How many pairs of jeans do you own?
Way too many.
What will we find in your fridge right now?
Milk, eggs, bread, everything you will normally find in a fridge.
Your favourite gadget?
One thing that you can never eat?
I can never eat medicines. Just hate them.
The last line of your autobiography would read?
Singh is king!
If I could...
I’d Fly and travel the world with my wings
Land on the moon
How much fun it would be to take those giant leaps and jump around on the moon with no gravity to pull you down
Start an apparel label of my own
I am passionate about wearing designer labels. To start my own will be a dream come true
Sun sign: Cancer
Birthday: July 3
School/college: Attended five different schools from standard 1 to 12
Place of birth: Jalandhar, Punjab
First break: Test debut against Australia in March 1998 at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium
High point of your life: When we won the World Cup in 2011. The moment I lifted the cup, my lifelong dream was fulfilled
Low point of your life: Losing my father
Currently doing: Leading the Mumbai Indians side in the ongoing Indian Premier League and endorsing Reebok
From HT Brunch, April 22
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