Indian bowler who has dismissed the world's top openers the most times, know...
Today we are telling you about the best bowler of the Indian cricket team who was expert in taking the wickets of the world's most legendary openers. This bowler is none other than Zaheer Khan, the fast bowler of the Indian cricket team.
Zaheer was in awe of the openers
No matter how successful South African captain Graeme Smith has been in front of any field and bowler, he never did before Zaheer. He was Zaheer's favorite victim. Zaheer and Graeme Smith faced each other a total of 25 times. In this, Zaheer alone dismissed Graeme Smith 13 times.
At the same time, Zaheer dismissed Sri Lankan opener Sangakkara 11 times.
Apart from this, Zaheer Khan sent back Australian explosive opener Matthew Hayden 10 times.
Another Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya has also been dismissed by Zaheer Khan 10 times.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni had said about Zaheer Khan that in bowling he is like Sachin Tendulkar. Zaheer Khan should also get as much respect for bowling as Sachin gets for batting.
3 consecutive wickets for India in World Cup:
World Cup 2003 - In the ICC World Cup 2003, Zaheer Khan took 18 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 20.77 and an economic rate of 4.23.
World Cup 2007 - The World Cup 2007 played in the West Indies was like a nightmare for Team India. In this World Cup, Team India was eliminated from the first round after losing to Bangladesh. However, Zaheer was also India's highest wicket-taker during this period. Zaheer took 5 wickets in 3 innings of the World Cup 2007 at an average of 24.4 and an economy rate of 4.2.
World Cup 2011- Zaheer Khan got the chance to play the last World Cup. Zaheer Khan became the joint highest wicket-taker in this season. Zaheer took 21 wickets in 9 matches at an average of 18.76 and an economic rate of 4.83.