Former India team fast bowler Zaheer Khan celebrated his 42nd birthday on Wednesday. Born on 7 October 1978, Zaheer made it to the Indian team in the year 2000 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly.
Zaheer Khan has played 309 international matches throughout his career. Of these, 92 are Test matches, 200 one-day matches and 17 T20 matches. Zaheer has taken 610 wickets in 309 international matches in total. He has taken 311 wickets in Tests, 282 in One-Day and 17 wickets in T20.
He stunned everyone with his great performance in the 2011 World Cup.
He took 21 wickets in nine matches. The same Zaheer was elected the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2008. After engineering, many batsmen were defeated in front of the bowling of the cricketer Zaheer. Zaheer was adept at swinging the ball.
Most successful pacer
Zaheer Khan is known as the most successful pacer after former captain Kapil Dev. At the beginning of his career, Zaheer showed many skills in bowling. He introduced Imitation Ball to the cricket world in the year 2005-06.
Zaheer is the second highest bowler to take wickets. Former all-rounder Kapil Dev took more wickets than him.
On the occasion of Zaheer Khan’s birthday, many players including Team India captain Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag gave congratulatory messages. The ICC and BCCI also congratulated Zaheer on his birthday.