The Marylebone Cricket Club awarded former Indian cricket legends Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath honorary life membership. The MCC honours the greatest sportsperson who has ever played the game with Honorary Life Membership. The list contained 18 legendary cricketers, including Hashim Amla, Ian Bishop, and Jacques Kallis.

“Some of the world’s best cricketers are given Honorary Life Membership in the MCC. We are happy to share the names of the most recent men and women to be honoured with this honour”, MCC posted a tweet on their Twitter account.

The Mysuru Express and Turbanator, two of India’s most famous cricketers, have now joined the rare club of Indian icons such as Kapil Dev, SM Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman, who have all earned the prestigious MCC award since its inception.

Harbhajan Singh and Javagal Srinath both had successful international careers. With 417 dismissals in 103 Tests, Harbhajan Singh is India’s third-highest wicket-taker, while Srinath is one of the country’s best ODI players, with 315 wickets to finish his career as the country’s second-highest wicket-taker in ODIs.

There were sixteen more cricketers from eight test-playing nations in addition to the Indian duo. Former South African legends Hashim Amla, Herschelle Gibbs, Morne Morkel, and Jacques Kallis were added to the list by the MCC. Damien Martyn and Alex Blackwell from Australia were named, while Ian Bishop, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and Ramnaresh Sarwan from the West Indies were named. Rangana Herath of Sri Lanka, Grant Flower of Zimbabwe, and Sara McGlashan of New Zealand completed the list.

Guy Lavender, MCC’s Chief Executive and Secretary, thanked all of the players on receiving the accolade, saying, “We are very happy to be able to welcome our newest Honorary Life Members of MCC. The cricketers named today are among the best players of their generation on the international stage. We are honoured to have them join our Club as valued members.”