Tag Zaheer Khan

Zaheer Khan (born 8 October 1978) is an Indian former cricketer who played all forms of the game for the Indian national team from 2000 till 2014. He was the second-most successful Indian pace bowler in Test cricket, behind Kapil Dev. Zaheer Khan started his domestic career by playing for Baroda. In the early years of his career, Zaheer Khan was known for his hostile seam and pace bowling, especially fast inch-perfect. He is often considered one of the best Indian fast bowlers.

In a bid to improve his bowling, Zaheer Khan moved to England for a short stint with Worcestershire in 2006. A left-arm fast-medium bowler, he was best known for his ability to “move the ball both ways off the wicket and swing the old ball at some pace”. Zaheer Khan continues to excel in reverse swing with the old ball.

He is praised for his performances on flat subcontinent pitches and the controlling of different types of cricket balls.[5][6] He was one of the key members of the 2011 ODI World Cup-winning team, leading the pace attack with 21 wickets in just 9 games. In 2011 he was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s second-highest sporting award by the President of India. Zaheer Khan’s career is also noted for recurring injuries, which often interrupted his progress at the international level. That is also the reason Zaheer khan has set up ProSport Fitness & Services, a special rehab & training center in association with Adrian Le Roux and Andrew Leipus. In 2020, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Shri.

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