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Zaheer Khan turns 42: Check Out How The Sporting World Wished Him On His Birthday

Zaheer Khan, one of the most successful bowlers India has produced, celebrated his 42nd birthday on Wednesday. Wishes poured in from all quarters be it the cricket boards or former players or the current ones and of course, the fans.

Zaheer Khan turns 42: Check Out How The Sporting World Wished Him On His Birthday

Zaheer Khan, one of the most successful bowlers India has produced, celebrated his 42nd birthday on Wednesday. Wishes poured in from all quarters be it the cricket boards or former players or the current ones and of course, the fans.

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The ICC recalled some of his splendid achievements in bowling. With 311 wickets, Khan was the second-most successful India pace bowler in Tests, said ICC.

Calling him one of the finest left-arm pacers, the BCCI shared a clip of Khan’s 5-wicket haul against Sri Lanka in 2009.

“Here’s wishing (Zaheer Khan), the former speedster and present Director of Cricket Operations for (Mumbai Indians), a very happy birthday!” official Twitter handle of Indian Premier League said.

India captain Virat Kohli tweeted, “Many happy returns of the day fella. Wishing you a year filled with happiness and success. Enjoy the day.”

Former cricketers and colleagues, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif also wished Khan on his special day. Kaif remarked, “What Zaheer Khan doesn't know about pace bowling is not worth knowing.”

Yuvraj shared several pictures of his “brother from another mother” and mocked him for getting older and “lazier”.

Virender Sehwag called Khan “Zakeshwar Baba”. “The man who has the best advice and interesting gyaan on everything,” he said of Khan. And then, in his typical style, dropped this piece of poetry, if we can call it that, “Khaao Mast Kheer, because it is janamdin of Zaheer”.

Indian pacer Ishant Sharma wished him health and wealth.

Former IPL chairperson Rajeev Shukla also wished Khan.

Here’s some more messages from his well-wishers:

In a career span of over 14 years, Zaheer Khan has won his team many matches. He represented India in 32 Tests (311 wickets) and 200 ODIs (282 wickets). He also helped India lift the World Cup in 2011. Khan announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2015.



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