One of India’s and world’s greatest fast bowlers, Zaheer Khan is celebrating his 42nd birthday on October 7. Khan, who played for India from 2000-2014, is regarded as one of the best fast bowlers to come out India along with Kapil Dev and Javagal Srinath.
Khan, a left-arm pacer, hailed from Shrirampur, Maharashtra, and made his India debut in ICC Knockout Trophy 2000 in Kenya and impressed one and all with his pace and ability to bowl pinpoint yorkers. As Srinath’s time in India colors came to an end, Zaheer took over as the leader of pace attack and formed good partnerships with the likes of Ajit Agarkar, Ashish Nehra, Sreesanth, and others.
He was part of India’s 2011 World Cup win and historic Test series win in England and Pakistan, while also playing crucial roles in famous Test match victories in Australia and South Africa. However, injuries and fitness issues curtailed his career in 2014 and he retired from the game in 2015. He did play in the IPL for a few more years, finally hanging up his boots in 2017.
During his career, Zaheer picked 311 wickets in 92 Tests, 282 ODI wickets in 200 matches, and 17 T20I scalps in 17 matches for India. His highest Test score is 75 and he has hit four sixes in four balls in one over in an ODI match against Zimbabwe.
Today as he celebrates his 42nd birthday, his former teammates took to Twitter to wish him and we have some of the best tweets for you.
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