Happy Birthday, Zaheer Khan:- Former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan is celebrating his 43rd birthday today. Left-arm fast bowler Zaheer took 610 wickets for Team India.
Zaheer Khan considered by Sachin Tendulkar at the time of World Cup 2011
Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan is celebrating his 43rd birthday today i.e. on 7 October 2021. Born in Shrirampur, Maharashtra, Zaheer Khan is also known as Jack. Even former cricketer Zaheer Khan considered as the Sachin Tendulkar of bowling during the 2011 World Cup. Because his performance was excellent in that tournament. And every time he emerged as the troubleshooter in the bowling department for the team.
Zaheer Khan, who played 17 T20 International matches
Zaheer Khan is counted among the best bowlers of all time not only in India but also among the fast bowlers of the world. Zaheer Khan, who played 92 Tests, 200 One Day Internationals, and 17 T20 Internationals for the country, had proved his bowling iron in every cricket-playing country of the world at that time.
Most wickets on the first ball
There have been several dozen fast bowlers for India so far. But Zaheer Khan is the only Indian bowler. Who has taken the wicket on the first ball of the innings not once or twice, but four times. In One Day International cricket, he has dismissed the opener of the opposition team on the first ball of the innings four times. Apart from them, Debashish Mohanty and Praveen Kumar have been able to achieve this feat once each.
Zaheer Khan took 311 wickets in 92 test matches
In 92 Test matches, Zaheer Khan took 311 wickets in his name. Zaheer Khan is still the second-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket for India. His name comes after Kapil Dev (434). But Ishant Sharma has also taken 311 wickets. However, Ishant has played more Test matches than Zaheer Khan. In One Day International cricket, he took 282 wickets in 200 matches. Out of these, he played 6 matches for the ICC.