IPL 2017: Geeta Basra, daughter cheer Harbhajan Singh from stands

first_imgFormer Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh bowled an impressive spell as he finished with two for 23 in his four overs to keep Sunrisers Hyderabad batsmen under control. (Scorecard)Harbhajan seems to have been motivated by the presence his wife Geeta Basra and daughter Hinaya Heer Plaha, who cheered on from the Wankhede stands during the Mumbai Indians versus Sunrisers Hyderabad clash in the Indian Premier League.Mumbai started well with the experienced Harbhajan and Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga giving away just five runs from the first couple of overs.Warner broke the shackles in the third over with two consecutive boundaries off Harbhajan before milking Malinga for another two after the Lankan changed ends.Coming back for his second spell, Harbhajan’s first ball was powerfully muscled over the third man boundary by a left-handed Warner for a mammoth six before the 36-year-old tweaker came back strongly the very next ball to dismiss the Aussie.Bhajji waves at his wife and daughter during the match. (BCCI Photo)Warner, who had faced 34 balls and struck seven boundaries and two sixes by then, got a top-edge while attempting another reverse-sweep as wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel dived full length to complete a stunning catch at short point.Two overs later, Harbhajan returned to bowl his final over and struck first ball with the wicket of Deepak Hooda (9), caught by Keiron Pollard at long-on.Harbhajan inspired his side’s bowlers to restrict the defending champions to 158/8 in 20 overs.Jasprit Bumrah finished with three for 24 while Lasith Malings, Mitchell McClenaghan and Hardik Pandya chipped in with one wicket apiece.advertisementHarbhajan and Geeta married in 2015 and the duo was blessed with a baby girl in July last year.last_img read more