Zaheer Khan, an Indian cricketer announces retirement from International cricket [ Current Affairs ]


One of the India’s greatest fast bowlers Zaheer Khan has declared his retirement from international cricket. He mentioned the reason that he could no longer handle the severities of the game. He is signing off his last season in domestic cricket after conclusion of the IPL season 9.

About Zaheer Khan:

  • An Indian cricketer who was born on October 7, 1978.
  • He played for Worcestershire in County Cricket and plays for Mumbai and Delhi Daredevils in Indian domestic cricket.
  • He was the second - most successful Indian bowler in Test cricket, after Kapil Dev.
  • He made his entrance in 2000, he was addressed as the next Kapil Dev and India’s answer to Wasim Akram.

About his career:

Test matches:

  • Played - 92 Test matches.
  • He was left - arm pacer.
  • He has taken 311 wickets
  • He is 4th highest wicket - taker in India after Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan Singh (417).

One Day Internationals (ODIs):

  • Played - 200 ODIs.
  • He had taken 282 wickets.

He had played in T - 20 Internationals and had taken 17 wickets.

Played a major role in India’s 2011 World Cup victory by taking 21 wickets.

- Published on: October 19, 2015