Kingston, June 21: If you had any doubts whether Harbhajan Singh was an all-rounder, here's a statistic that will sway you - the offbreak has chalked up 1,000 runs in away Tests. Indeed, Bhajji reached the landmark during his crucial knock of 70 in the ongoing first Test against the West Indies.
Harbhajan was on 999 runs in Tests played on foreign soil when he started batting and when he was out, he had moved to 1069 runs from 42 Tests. It is record that is punctuated with six 50s.
Also, Harbhajan's strike rate of over 90 is the best by an Indian batsman at Sabina Park, Kingston, while his knock of 70 is also the second highest by a number eight batsman for India against West Indies at Sabina Park, after only to Bapu Nadkarni's 78 not out in March 1962.
Harbhajan's batting career has been on an upswing with him recording two hundreds and a couple of half-centuries in his last 10 innings. Now let's hope he notches up a few records with the ball as well.