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Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan
QUICK FACTS
  • Nick Name:
    Batting Style: Right Handed
  • DOB: 7th Oct 1978
    Bowling Style: Left-arm fast medium
  • TEAM:
  • India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai
CAREER STATS
BATTING & FIELDING
Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 92 127 24 1231 11.95 75 2381 51.7 0 3 141 28 19 0
ODIs 200 101 35 792 12 34* 1078 73.47 0 0 69 24 43 0
T20is 17 4 2 13 6.5 9 10 130 0 0 0 1 2 0
First Class 169 223 40 2489 13.6 75 4274 58.24 0 5 284 70 46 0
List A 253 129 43 1047 12.17 42 1376 76.09 0 0 88 30 57 0
T20s 133 47 26 188 8.95 26 209 89.95 0 0 17 3 28 0
BOWLING
Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
Tests 92 165 18785 627 10247 311 32.95 3.27 60.4 7/87 15 11 1
ODIs 200 197 10097 117 8301 282 29.44 4.93 35.8 5/42 7 1 0
T20is 17 17 352 0 448 17 26.35 7.64 20.71 4/19 1 0 0
First Class 169 305 34279 1166 18799 672 27.97 3.29 51.01 9/138 30 35 8
List A 253 250 12745 153 10404 357 29.14 4.9 35.7 5/42 10 1 0
T20s 133 132 2941 6 3679 136 27.05 7.51 21.63 4/17 2 0 0
PROFILE

When Zaheer Khan broke through in sensational fashion during the ICC KnockOut Trophy in Nairobi in 2000, it appeared as if India’s quest for an out-and-out fast bowler to support Javagal Srinath had come to an end. The one-time engineering aspirant from Shrirampur in Maharashtra, however, flattered to deceive, taking his time finding his feet at the highest level. Injuries blighted his career at various stages, he had a tendency to slacken on the training and fitness fronts and consequently put on weight quickly, and at various stages, seemed to have frittered away the natural talent bestowed upon him. A stop-start career full of disappointments turned the corner in 2006 when Zaheer played a season of County cricket with Worcestershire. The returns were impressive – he finished with 78 wickets – but more importantly from an Indian cricket perspective, being the overseas pro re-stoked Zaheer’s competitive instincts and instilled him a deep sense of responsibility and belongingness. From then on, Zaheer has carried the Indian attack on his shoulders, both in helpful conditions overseas and in less favourable conditions at home, where he has used reverse swing to devastating effect. The left-arm quick had a major role to play in India’s ascension to the top spot in the ICC Test rankings as he not merely led the attack but also slipped into a mentorship role, taking the young guns under his wings and providing a comforting, direction-lending helping hand. Injuries have continued to stymie his progress, and with the years catching up, the recovery time has gotten longer, but when fit and firing, Zaheer continues to be as dangerous as ever.

  • Last Updated: 21st Sep 2016
  • Author: Kaushik
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