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Zaheer Khan (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Height, Weight, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 6, 2021

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Short Biography

Zaheer Khan was born on 07-10-1978 in Shrirampur, Ahmednagar in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player who played for the India national cricket team.

Other Name: Zak, Zippy, Zakky

Zaheer Khan Complete Bio & Career

Zaheer Khan first came to the scene during the 2000 Champions trophy in Kenya. He along with Yuvraj Singh made their debut through that tournament and immediately made an impact. His ability to swing the new ball and reverse the old made him one of the most feared fast bowlers.
He knows how to get wickets, he has an intuitive sense of when to go for the kill, and once a batsman has shown him the slightest hint of a weakness, Zaheer preys on it ruthlessly. Unlike the Pakistan fast bowlers of the 2000s, though, he stays away from controversy and is pretty low-key off the field. Zaheer's career can be easily divided into three distinct sections, neatly segregated by injuries. He was all promise ever since he bowled Steve Waugh with a full delivery in the Champions Trophy in 2000.
In 2006, though, Zaheer, now with a shorter run-up, a fitter body, and a meaner mind, dazzled England with 78 wickets for Worcestershire, where team-mates started calling him 'Zippy Zakky'. He was the perfect foil for Sreesanth in South Africa, and he then regained his status as leader of the pack with a matchwinning display at Trent Bridge, as India won only their fifth Test on English soil. The new, lethal Zaheer was not only the leader of the Indian attack, he was one of the best in the world. With his guidance, India claimed the No. 1 ranking in Tests and the World Cup in 2011, which he called "my greatest cricketing moment". He retired from the International cricket in 2015 and with 311 test wickets to his name, is the second highest wicket-taker among pacers for India after Kapil Dev.
Zaheer continues to do his bit in the IPL though. He was bought by Delhi Daredevils for INR 4 crores in 2015 and he was named their captain in 2016.

Zaheer Khan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Zaheer Khan was born to Bakhtiyar Khan and Zakia Khan. He has two brothers named Anees and Zeeshan Khan. He is married to actress Sagarika Ghatge since 2017.

Wife Sagarika Ghatge
Zaheer Khan (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Height, Weight, Wiki & More
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Zaheer Khan (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Height, Weight, Wiki & More
Zaheer Khan Family Photos
Zaheer Khan (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Height, Weight, Wiki & More
Zaheer Khan Family Photos

Life's Important Dates Of Zaheer Khan

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 16
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Shrirampur , Ahmednagar , Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Religion Islam
Address Shrirampur , Ahmednagar , Maharashtra
School KJ Somaiyya Secondary School
Hind Seva Mandal's New Marathi Primary School
College N/A
Qualification High School
Hobbies Travelling, Gymming
Marital Status Married
Debut Test- 10 November 2000 vs Bangladesh in Dhaka
T20- 1 December 2006 vs South Africa Johannesburg
Salary N/A
Net Worth $10 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Place Goa, Dubai
Favorite Food Homemade Healthy Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Zaheer Khan

  • While most of us remember Zaheer as being one of Mumbai’s many cricketing heroes, he actually started his career playing for Baroda. In just his second season for his side, Zaheer led Baroda to a famous win in the final against Railways, as he finished with figures of 5-43.
  • Zaheer was a sincere and disciplined student. For further studies, he got admission to a Mechanical Engineering Degree College. But on Sudhir Naik’s, his coach, advice he gave up engineering and focussed on cricket.
  • The fast bowler was dating actress Isha Sharvani for eight years. There were rumors of the couple tying the knot in 2012 but instead the news of their separation was announced.
  • Zaheer Khan has dismissed former South African skipper Graeme Smith 14 times in International Cricket.
  • Zaheer is lovingly called Zak by his teammates. In 2006, when he dazzled England with 78 wickets for Worcestershire, his team-mates started calling him Zippy Zakky.
  • Zaheer is a huge Sachin Tendulkar fan. Apart from Cricket, Roger Federer is someone who inspires the cricketer.

Zaheer Khan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

43 years, 10months, 12 days old age Zaheer Khan will turn 44 on 07 October, 2022. Only 1 months, 17 days, 10 hours,33 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Zaheer Khan has celebrated the total number of 44 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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