ndian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh was chosen ‘Sikh Sportsperson of the Year’ at the World Sikh Awards 2011 for his “contribution to the Indian cricket team’s World Cup triumph”. Harbhajan was not present at the ceremony as he was playing the finals of the Champions league.
Harbhajan Singh was also the hero of the Chaampions league T20 final as he bowled very well in the final match when they were defending a very small target.
Harbhajan bowled very well with figures like Harbhajan (3-20) which helped Mumbai Indians to win the Champions League T20.
Harbhajan Singh was leading the team as Sachin Tendulkar was not playing in the league.
“Harbhajan Singh Plaha, born July 3, 1980 is a Professional Indian cricketer. A specialist bowler, he has the second highest number of Test wickets by an off-spinner. He is the 11th bowler in the history of Test cricket to claim 400 wickets. Harbhajan Singh was a major contributor to the Indian cricket team’s victory during the World Cup.”
The citation for him read:
Harbhajan singh isnot n the team due to his poor performance in the ODI and is awarded the ‘Sikh Sportsperson of the Year’ .
The other person who was Honoured was Dr Rami Ranger, MBE, who won the Sikh Peoples Choice award for being a successful businessman who has been honoured five times by the Queen and also four times for Business and once for services to the British Asian Community.
He was made a Member of British Empire in 2005.
Dr Rami Ranger started his first business in 1987 with a mere two pounds capital from a rented room in Hayes and now is running Britain’s fastest growing companies with an annual turnover in excess of 120 million pounds.