6 facts about Zaheer Khan that you must know

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One of India's renowned cricketer Zaheer Khan celebrates his birthday today and here are some facts about him that you must know.

Cricket in India is worshipped and admired by everyone alike and the craze is unmatched. Indian cricket is what it is because of the people that have been a part of it. Zaheer Khan is one such multi-tasker of the Indian cricket team who was able to contribute great performance that has inspired many young minds to give theirs towards his sport.

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Day 2 Chennai Test match !!!

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Zaheer Khan is one of the most valued bowlers of all times who have faced various talented and great batsmen during his course in the Indian cricket team. A left-arm bowler, he holds a 14-year-long career in the sport and has also proven himself as a right-arm batsman.

On the personal front, he is married to Bollywood actress, Sagarika Ghatge. As he celebrates his 38th birthday, there are a number of such facts that every cricket lover should know about him.

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He is one cricketer who has been part of 311 test matches, 282 One Day Internationals and 17 T20 Internationals with a total of 610 international wickets in his name.

Plane fear

Everyone has their own fear, our multitalented cricketer also has one. He is scared of planes. It is said that he asked his coach to accompany him on his first time on a plane.

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In the hills ⛰

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He was selected for Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2008 and is among those who have been felicitated with the Arjuna award in 2011. Apart from this, he has won the man of the match award in many ODI and Test matches.

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Decoding the knuckle ball !!

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His Idol

Like many cricketers and cricket fans, Zaheer Khan is a fan of Sachin Tendulkar.

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❄️ ? with @sachintendulkar

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Zippy Zacky

Fondly known as Zack, his teammates started calling him 'Zippy Zacky' after he defeated England with 78 wickets for Worcestershire.


Apart from being a cricketer, Zaheer owns a restaurant in Pune named ZK's and also runs a fitness centre called ProSport fitness centre.

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#Repost @gqindia with @get_repost ・・・ Our fave spot, The A has co-curated a high intensity morning with ProSport Fitness @prosport_fit on the 20th of October 9AM onward. Get a chance to workout alongside Zaheer Khan @zaheer_khan34 and Sagarika Ghatge @sagarikaghatge who will help bust fitness myths post the 30-minute bootcamp session. Completing this morning is a wholesome probiotic brekkie featuring Beetroot & banana smoothie bowl, Gluten-free muffins, Idiappam & yogurt stew et more, made using Epigamia Greek Yogurt @epigamiayogurt. Price inclusive of tax: INR 1499 for a 30-minute bootcamp and sit-down breakfast. Venue: The A, One IndiaBulls, Lower Parel Book now: #FitnessBootcamp #TheAXZaheerKhan #TheAXProsportfitness #FitnessAtTheA #ThingsToDoInMumbai #ZaheerKhan #Epigamia #EpigamiaBreakfasts #CoolSpotting #TheAEvents

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We wish this great cricketer a Happy Birthday!


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