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Harbhajan Singh aka Bhajji has been tweeting in Tamil since his entry into the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Harbhajan Singh is back with his Tamil tweets. The cricketer, who frequently tweets in the Tamil language, has conveyed his wishes for the Tamil New Year or Tamil Puthandu on the social media.

“With affection and love, with the dawn of tomorrow, with the dreams of many victories, with the wisdom of education and arts, dear Tamizha, win tomorrow's world with alertness, build relationships with Tamizh and Tamizhs, with good relations. Happy Tamil New year wishes dear family!” reads his tweet in Tamil.

The cricketer has long been posting Tamil tweets on the messaging platform with the help of a Dindugal-origin fan named Saravanan Pandian. It was Saravanan who had first reached out to the cricketer via Facebook and suggested that Harbhajan, who is also popularly known as Bhajji, put out a tweet in Tamil, wishing people on the occasion of Pongal.

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Saravanan had earlier stated that Bhajji has a ‘genuine interest’ in the language and that tweeting in Tamil was not just a way to showcase his entry into the Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL). Bhajji replaced all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin in CSK when the latter became the captain of Kings XI Punjab.

There were also reports that Chennai-based R Ashwin was the one behind Bhajji’s tweets in Tamil.

Bhajji’s tweets are also loaded with pop-culture and iconic film references.

For instance, in July 2018, when Sachin Tendulkar wished Bhajji on his birthday in Tamil, almost effortlessly came a reply from the latter: “Nandri solla unaku”, a reference to the title of the song from the popular film Maru Malarchi (1998), starring Mammootty and Devayani.

His tweets have also had plenty of references to more recent films, including Kabali and Mersal.