Former star Indian bowler Zaheer Khan turned 42 on Wednesday (October 7) and wishes poured in for him from all corners. The left-arm quick bowler is extensively thought-about as one of many biggest quick bowlers to have represented the nation and was instrumental in a number of memorable victories for the nation.
Zaheer was the joint highest wicket-taker within the 2011 ICC World Cup with 21 wickets – thus taking part in a pivotal function in India’s historic triumph.
Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to his Twitter deal with and wished the previous seamer.
Many pleased returns of the day fella @ImZaheer. Wishing you a 12 months full of happiness and success. Enjoy the day.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 7, 2020
Zaheer Khan had made his worldwide debut on October 3, 2000 in opposition to Kenya within the ICC Knockout Trophy. For the subsequent decade and a half, he established himself as a sure starter within the Indian cricket crew.
Yuvraj Singh, a long-term buddy of Zaheer, posted a montage video as a tribute, celebrating the legendary pacer.
To my brother from one other mom – who grows lazier with each birthday! Just bear in mind, I’ve received your again in your previous age too Wishing you one other 12 months of lounging on the couch a number of love and greatest wishes! Happy birthday @ImZaheer pic.twitter.com/x2fwYoeO1w
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 7, 2020
The duo of Zaheer and Yuvraj had been important cogs within the wheel in India’s 2011 World Cup victory. While Zaheer engineered the bowling success for the facet, Yuvraj was the Man of the Series for his super all-round present.
Other former teammates like VVS Laxman and Mohammad Kaif additionally didn’t overlook ‘Zak’ on his large day.
What Zaheer Khan would not find out about tempo bowling is just not value understanding. A champion bowler, a selfless mentor and now a profitable coach. On this big day, here is a shout-out for the modest man with a PhD in tempo bowling. Happy Birthday Dr Zak. pic.twitter.com/0lYx7WbXjA
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 7, 2020
Many extra pleased returns of the day Zak. Wish you a superb 12 months forward. pic.twitter.com/1uW15AYvEi
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 7, 2020
Following the retirement of Javgal Srinath in 2003, Zaheer turned the tempo spearhead of the Indian crew in a star-studded lineup. After a stint with English county facet Worcestershire in 2006, Zaheer showcased a newfound efficiency and turned a deadly swing bowler. He was important in India’s historic Test sequence victory in England, picking-up 18 wickets in three matches and was topped as the person of the sequence.
Zaheer final represented the nation in February 2014 and introduced his worldwide retirement from in October 2015. In 92 Test matches, he picked-up 311 wickets whereas in 200 ODI matches he gathered 282 wickets.
Zaheer was a drive to be reckoned with within the IPL as properly – which proved his longevity in addition to evolution within the sport. In 100 IPL matches, he racked-up 102 wickets at an honest economic system fee of seven.59. He is the present director of cricket operations for IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.