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Zaheer Khan | Family Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Weight, Wedding, Wife, Wiki, Scandal & More


Zaheer Khan | Family Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Weight, Wedding, Wife, Wiki, Scandal & More

Indian cricketer
Born: October 7, 1978 (age 39), Shrirampur, India

ODI debut (cap 133): 3 October 2000 v Kenya
Test debut (cap 231): 10 November 2000 v Bangladesh
Last ODI: 4 August 2012 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 5): 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Bowling: Left-arm fast-medium

Zaheer Khan (born 7 October 1978) is a former Indian cricketer who played all forms of the game for Indian national cricket team from 2000 till 2014. He was the second-most successful Indian pace bowler in Test cricket, behind Kapil Dev. Khan started his domestic career by playing for Baroda. In the early years of his career, Khan was known for his hostile seam and pace bowling, especially fast inch-perfect yorkers.

In a bid to improve his bowling, Khan moved to England for a short stint with Worcestershire in 2006. A left-arm fast-medium bowler, he was best known for his ability to “move the ball both ways off the wicket and swing the old ball at some pace”.[3] Khan continues to excel in reverse swing with the old ball.[4][5]

He is praised for his performances on flat subcontinent pitches and the controlling of different types of cricket balls.[citation needed] He was one of the key members of the 2011 ODI World Cup winning team, leading the pace attack with 21 wickets in just 9 games. In 2011 he was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award by the President of India. Khan’s career is also noted for recurring injuries, which often interrupted his progress at the international level. That is also the reason Zaheer has set up ProSport Fitness & Services, a special rehab & training center in association with Adrian Le Roux and Andrew Leipus.

Khan was selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2008. Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2015. [6] He also played for Worcestershire in County Cricket and played for Mumbai and Delhi Daredevils in Indian domestic cricket.

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He has announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 October 2015.

He was born on 7 October 1978 in Shrirampur, Maharashtra, India to parents Zakia and Bakhtiyar Khan. He has an elder brother Zeeshan and younger brother Anees. Zaheer attended the New Marathi Primary school and the K. J. Somaiyya Secondary School in Shrirampur. He also played in the local Revenue Colony Cricket Club (RCC) in Shrirampur after which he started his career in Pune.[7]

On 24 April 2017, he announced on his Twitter account that he was engaged to actress Sagarika Ghatge.[8] The couple got married on 23 November 2017

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