Facts about Zaheer Khan

Hey guys welcome to this article, so in this article we will going to talk about facts of Zaheer Khan. He is, one of India’s most successful seamers, has consistently led India’s bowling for the last decade and a half. It would not be wrong to say that Zaheer comes second in the list of India’s greatest fast bowlers of all time after the great Kapil Dev.

So, let’s know the facts of Zaheer Khan. So read this article till end because his article is going to be very interesting, because, in this article you will get some awesome facts about Zaheer Khan, so lets start this article without any further delay.

Facts about Zaheer Khan:

First-class debut:

Zaheer made his first-class debut for Baroda in the 1999–2000 domestic season, as he failed to make the Mumbai team. In his first season, he was the third best fast bowler and best left arm fast bowler behind Ashish Zaidi and Sadagoppan Mahesh. Playing in eight matches, Zaheer took 35 wickets at an average of 29.25, with a best performance of 5–43 in an innings.

International debut:

Zaheer Khan made his international Test debut against Bangladesh and ODI debut against Kenya during the ICC Knock Out Trophy in 2000.

Cricket calling:

Zaheer was a prodigious talent. Impressed by his skills, his father took him to Mumbai when he was 17. Honest and disciplined, Zaheer played every tournament held at the National Cricket Club for the first two seasons. Taking seven wickets in the final against Shivaji Park Gymkhana brought him fame in Mumbai cricket circles and he soon joined the Mumbai and West Zone under-19 teams in 1998–99. He then had to work at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, where coach Dennis Lillee predicted that he would bowl for India.

Baroda’s Ranji win:

Zaheer progressed rapidly while playing for Baroda. In the 2000–01 Ranji Trophy final against Railways, Zaheer’s eight wickets, including a half-century in the second innings, helped Baroda win by a narrow margin of 21 runs. He was named man of the match for his performance. However, by this time his international debut had already taken place. After 2006, he started representing Mumbai in domestic cricket.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2003:

Zaheer, along with Javagal Srinath and Ashish Nehra, played a key role in India’s dream victory in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. However, a nervous Zaheer made a dreadful start in the final, conceding 15 runs in the first over against Australia. India never recovered and lost by a huge margin. With 18 wickets in 11 matches, he finished the tournament as the fourth-highest wicket-taker at an impressive average of 20.77 runs per wicket.

India’s speed leader:

After Srinath’s retirement, Zaheer became India’s fast bowler and led the bowling attack whenever he played. In 2005, the emergence of Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Munaf Patel and Rudra Pratap Singh as well as persistent injuries meant that Zaheer was in and out of the team. Things got worse when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) demoted Zaheer from B-grade to a C-grade contract at the end of the year.

Trent Bridge:

In July 2007, when India toured England, Zaheer was the best bowler in the three-Test series with 18 wickets, leading India to their first series win in England since 1986, 1–0. James Anderson of England. His 9 wickets in the Trent Bridge Test helped India win the match as well as the series.

After ICC Cricket World Cup 2011:

Zaheer has not played an ODI for India since August 2012. However, he performed sporadically in Tests. He was selected for India’s tour of England in 2011, but had to leave in the first Test after injury. In December 2013, he became only the second Indian fast bowler to take 300 Test wickets, with South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis being his 300th victim.

Indian Premier League (IPL):

Zaheer has played for three different franchises since the inception of the IPL; Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Daredevils (DD). In his last stint for DD, he also emerged as their bowling consultant.

2008-2012:

His appearances for India between the period of 2008 to 2012 were limited, especially in One Day Internationals (ODIs) as he struggled with injuries. His only 10-wicket haul in Tests came against Bangladesh in 2010.

India’s speed leader:

After Srinath’s retirement, Zaheer became India’s fast bowler and led the bowling attack whenever he played. In 2005, the emergence of Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Munaf Patel and Rudra Pratap Singh as well as persistent injuries meant that Zaheer was in and out of the team. Things got worse when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) demoted Zaheer from B-grade to a C-grade contract at the end of the year.

Inspiration:

Zaheer is a big fan of Tendulkar and takes inspiration from this batsman. Outside of sports, tennis great Roger Federer is someone he draws inspiration from

After ICC Cricket World Cup 2011:

Zaheer has not played an ODI for India since August 2012. However, he performed sporadically in Tests. He was selected for India’s tour of England in 2011, but had to leave in the first Test after injury. In December 2013, he became only the second Indian fast bowler to take 300 Test wickets, with South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis being his 300th victim.

Conclusion:

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