|Date of Birth
|8 October, 1978
|Age (as in 2022)
Veteran cricketer Zaheer Khan (born October 8, 1978) represented the Indian national team in all game formats from 2000 to 2014. His left-handed bowling speed is medium-fast. In terms of Test cricket success, he was only surpassed in that regard by Kapil Dev, another Indian speed bowler. After moving to India, Zaheer Khan began his professional career with Baroda. Zaheer Khan made a name for himself early in his career with his vicious seam and pace bowling, exceptionally his lightning-fast, inch-perfect yorkers. He is widely regarded as one of India’s finest fast bowlers.
In 2006, Zaheer Khan spent a brief period with Worcestershire in England to hone his bowling skills. Famous for his skill to “swing the ball both ways off the wicket and swinging the old ball at considerable velocity,” he was a left-arm fast-medium bowler. Zaheer Khan was a master of the old ball and the reverse swing.
Name : Zaheer Khan
DOB : 08 October 1978
Age : 44
Father : Bakhtiyar Khan
Mother : Zakia Khan
Siblings : Zeeshan and Anees
Wife : Sagarika Ghatge
Profession : Cricketer
Nationality : Indian
Height : 1.80m
Zaheer joined the inaugural class of the National Cricket Academy’s Bangalore campus in 2000. During the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy, he played in his first ODI against Kenya and his first Test against Bangladesh.
Late in 2005, pacemen Sreesanth and R. P. Singh made their debuts for India and quickly established themselves as regulars in the starting eleven, making it challenging for Zaheer to maintain his spot. The Indian cricket board, the BCCI, downgraded Zaheer from a B-grade contract to a C-grade contract by the end of the season. He went back for the 2005 tour of Pakistan when India’s lack of bowling variation made it tough to remove Pakistan despite fielding three left-arm pacemen.
Due to Irfan Pathan’s poor performance and Munaf Patel’s injury, Zaheer was summoned back into the Test and ODI squads around the end of 2006. This was so that he could participate in the tour of South Africa. He was picked to the 2007 World Cup team after a string of solid performances on tour and an even better showing in home One Day Internationals against the West Indies and Sri Lanka in early 2007. He finished with career-best figures of 5/42.
In the first Test of the 2008–2009 series between India and Australia, played in India, he was recognised for his efforts with bat and ball and named the match’s Man of the Match.
His parents, Zakia and Bakhtiyar Khan gave birth to him on October 8th, 1978, in Shrirampur, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. He comes from a Muslim household in Marathi. Zeeshan, his older brother, and Anees, his younger, are his siblings. At the beginning of his training, he worked with Utsav Yadav. Shrirampur was home to Zaheer’s elementary and secondary schools, New Marathi and K.J. Somaiyya. Before beginning his professional career in Pune, he was active in the Revenue Colony Cricket Club (RCC) at Shrirampur.
On April 24, 2017, he took to Twitter to share the news that he was now engaged to actress Sagarika Ghatge. On November 23, 2017, the pair tied the knot.