Cricket Fraternity Send Birthday Greetings To Zaheer Khan
Let’s start the birthday of Zaheer Khan with a beautiful quote said by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The former skipper once said ”Zaheer Khan is Sachin Tendulkar of the Indian Bowling” The stylish left-handed bowler is celebrating his 41st birthday tonight and receives greetings from various parts of the cricketing fraternity.
Zaheer Khan played a massive role in India’s World Cup win:
The left-arm pacer was a key figure in India’s triumph in the 2011 World Cup as he bagged 21 wickets in the tournament, joint-highest along with Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi. Apart from that, he delivered goods time and time again for the Indian team with his clever tactics across the globe.Zaheer Khan (Credits – Getty)
In a career spanning 14 years, Zaheer played 92 Tests for India, in which he bagged 311 wickets. In the ODIs, he fared a little better and took 282 wickets in 200 matches. He also played 17 T20Is for the Men in Blue bagging 17 scalps in 17 games.
He continues to remain associated with cricket post his retirement and was also appointed as Indian team’s bowling consultant overseas in 2017. Zaheer didn’t turn up in the role as his financial demands were not met by the BCCI.
He later was appointed as the Director of Cricket Operations by Mumbai Indians and worked closely with the players’ in the last edition helping them lift their fourth title after defeating Chennai Super Kings in the final.
“Happy Birthday @ImZaheer. Wishing you a wonderful day and the most amazing year Zak,” Laxman tweeted, referring to Zaheer Khan by his popular nickname. “Happy birthday Zak Bhai! Have a fabulous year ahead with loads of happiness and good luck,” Dhawan wrote on the microblogging site.
From the former cricketers to the latest youngsters, everyone took to social media to wish one of the lethal fast bowlers India has ever delivered.
Here are a few Tweets:
Happy Birthday @ImZaheer Wishing you a wonderful day and the most amazing year Zakpic.twitter.com/6yloKGRxpT
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 7, 2019
Happy birthday my brother swing king @ImZaheer have a good one
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 7, 2019
Happy birthday Zak Bhai! Have a fabulous year ahead with loads of happiness and good luck. @ImZaheer
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 7, 2019
Happy birthday @ImZaheer paaji. Wish you a healthy long life with loads of joy and happiness
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) October 7, 2019
Wishing @ImZaheer a happy birthday and a great year ahead.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) October 7, 2019
311 Test wickets
282 ODI wickets
Happy birthday to one of India's greatest ever seam bowlers, Zaheer Khan! pic.twitter.com/syKMeayUzg
— ICC (@ICC) October 7, 2019
Happy birthday chief @ImZaheerpic.twitter.com/TXvRopBwHN
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) October 7, 2019
Happy birthday to one of India's favourite left-arm pacers and our Director of Cricket Operations, @ImZaheer#OneFamily#CricketMeriJaanpic.twitter.com/fGyO9m1uLE
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 7, 2019
“Be happy! Today is the day you were brought into this world to be a blessing and inspiration to the people around you! You are a wonderful person! May you be given more birthdays to fulfill all of your dreams!” Happy birthday broo @ImZaheer#birthdaypic.twitter.com/SvfAfxboFZ
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) October 7, 2019
Happy bday Mr khan @ImZaheer god bless u paaji
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) October 7, 2019
Happy birthday @ImZaheer. Ever since that amazing spell to dismiss Waugh & Glichrist in 2000, you've been such a mainstay for India. Thanks for all the memories, particularly Nottingham 2007 & World Cup 2011.
And they don't make them any nicer! pic.twitter.com/hatsHM6A7Z
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 7, 2019