Harbhajan Singh wishes everyone a Happy Pongal in a never seen before style

Bhajji's gesture was widely acknowledged and appreciated by the Tamil community.

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh. (Photo credits: Varinder Chawla)

It was a day of festivals in India. While the north celebrated it as Lohri, Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan in the northern part it is the day of Pongal. Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to wish everyone a happy Pongal in a special way. While many cricketers expressed their greetings to the community, the star cricketer surprised everyone with his tweet. On the special day of Pongal, Harbhajan Singh’s gesture deeply touched Tamilians.

Harbhajan’s Tweet not only wished the Tamilians but also hailed the personality of Tamils as intellectual, hardworking and vibrant people. Pongal is a harvest festival which is dedicated to the Sun God. The four-day festival which according to the Tamil calendar is usually celebrated from 14 January to 17 January.


This four-day celebration of thanksgiving to nature takes its name from the Tamil word signifying “to boil” and is held in the long stretch of Thai (January-February) amid the season when rice and different grains, sugar-stick, and turmeric (a basic fixing in Tamil cooking) are reaped.

Bhajji’s wishes to Tamilians

“I wish Tamil people who has Smartness, intelligence, hardworking,sanity as their possessions to celebrate pongal and my heartly regards to this Tamil occasion.
Yours heartly, Harbhajan singh,” Punjab cricketer’s tweet translated.

Chennai Super Kings offered Harbhajan with the holy sweet Pongal

Replying to the off spinner’s heartiest wishes, IPL franchise – Chennai Super Kings appreciated the Turbanator for his sweet gesture. “Thank you very much turbanator sir. Let me fill your mouth with the sweet pongal,” CSK’s tweet translated.

The franchise which was banned for the last two years also wished Harbhajan Singh and all the other Punjabis a Happy Lohri. “Super happy Lohri to all our Punjabi brothers and sisters,” CSK added.

Lohri is the same festival of harvest celebrated in Punjab, celebrated primarily by Sikhs and Hindus from that region of the Indian subcontinent. It also marks the start of the decline of winter and the initiation of spring and the new year.