10 interesting facts you must know about Zaheer Khan

As Indian pacer Zaheer Khan announces his retirement from International cricket, here are some interesting facts and trivia about the left arm fast bowler.

Zaheer Khan
Pic/ Atul Kamble

>> Zaheer was born in a Marathi Muslim family in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

>> He is considered the most successful Indian pacer in recent times and second most successful of all-time behind Kapil Dev.

>> Zaheer is fondly nicknamed 'Zak'.

with Rahul Dravid and Ajit Agarkar
with Rahul Dravid and Ajit Agarkar. Pic/ Suresh K.K.

>> He has played for various teams in domestic cricket such as Baroda, Mumbai, Surrey, Worcestershire and IPL teams Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils.

>> Zaheer Khan was named as one of the cricketers in the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2008.

>> He was the leading wicket taker for India during the 2011 ICC World Cup.

>> He was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2011.

>> He has two brothers – the elder brother named Zeeshan and younger brother named Anees.

>> He was dating Bollywood actress Isha Sharvani for 8 years.

>> He founded a special rehab and training centre called Pro Sports Fitness and Services.

Pic/ Atul Kamble

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