Zaheer Khan celebrates his 42nd birthday today & wishes have poured in from the entire cricket fraternity & fans on his special day. The former Indian pacer is currently in the UAE with Mumbai Indians for IPL 2020 as their Director of Cricket Operations.
Former teammate Yuvraj Singh posted a special tribute for Zaheer Khan with a video which had a montage of some special memories. The video was posted on social media & captioned the video as “To my brother from another mother – who grows lazier with every birthday! Just remember, I’ve got your back in your old age too wishing you another year of lounging on the sofa lots of love and best wishes! Happy birthday @ImZaheer”.
Indian team Captain Kohli also took to twitter to wish Zaheer. He wrote, “Many happy returns of the day fella @ImZaheer. Wishing you a year filled with happiness and success. Enjoy the day.” The BCCI also wished Zaheer khan by tweeting a special video with a message.
“309 international games, 610 wickets. 2011 World Cup-winner Wishing @ImZaheer – one of the finest left-arm pacers – a very happy birthday. Let’s revisit his match-winning wicket haul to celebrate his special day”, tweeted BCCI.
The ICC took to twitter to extend its wishes to the great pacer with a special tweet for him. “Second-most successful India pace bowler in Tests ➞ 311. Fourth-highest wicket-taker for India in ODIs ➞ 269. Highest wicket-taker for India at the 2003 CWC ➞ 18. 2011 CWC winner. A reverse swing specialist Happy birthday to @ImZaheer #BowlersMonth”, tweeted ICC.
Not only cricketing World but also Zaheer’s fans took to social media to extend their good wishes for their favorite pacer. Zaheer Khan played 309 matches for the Indian National team & grabbed 610 wicktes. Also a 2011 ODI World Cup Winner, Zaheer was famous for his perfect Yorkers. He also got the Arjuna Award & Novel Padma Shri Award.
Zaheer has represented Mumbai Indians, RCB & Delhi Daredevils in the IPL. It is worth noting that only Muttiah Muralitharan (325) and Shaun Pollock (252) have scalped more left-handed batsmen than Zaheer, who has registered 237 wickets of southpaws.