Zaheer Khan… the great Indian Fast bowler… retired from International Cricket
The second most successful fast bowler Zaheer Khan, after the legendary Kapil Dev in Indian Test history has further decided not to play international cricket. He is highly successful in international cricket. More than 600 international wickets are recorded in his account.
Zaheer Khan became ‘Wisden Cricketer of the Year’ in 2008 and has a very impressive career. He was master in both In and Out swing. He took total 610 wickets in 309 international matches.
Zaheer Khan was a left-handed bowler and right- handed batsman. In 2011 he was the main pillar of the World Cup winning team. He took 21 wickets in 9 matches in World Cup 2011 series. That same year, he was also awarded with country’s second largest sports prize “Arjuna Award”. The main weapon of Indian bowling aggression, Zaheer Khan played 92 Tests, 200 ODIs and 17 Twenty20 matches in his career in which he took 311, 282 and 17 wickets, respectively.
37-year-old fast bowler Zaheer Khan retired from international and first class cricket, but he will retire after playing the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the next season.
Zaheer Khan started his international career from the ODI, against Kenya on 3rd October 2000 in Nairobi. He started the match strongly and took 3 wickets in 10 overs for 48 runs.
India’s winning hero in several matches, Zaheer Khan had 282 wickets in 200 one-day matches. Although he was out of the team for too long. He played his last international match in February last year, against the New Zealand in Wellington.
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