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    Zaheer Khan


    Role Bowler
    Batting Style Right-handed
    Bowls Left-arm medium fast
    Nationality Indian
    Zaheer Khan
    Nickname Zak
    DOB 07 October 1978
    IPL Debut 2008

    The backbone of India’s pace attack for over a decade, Zaheer Khan is one of the best left-arm seamers produced by this country. The 37-year-old, who started out as a tear-away fast bowler, reinvented himself after several bouts with injuries. The finest moment of the pacer’s limited overs international career was when he won India the 2011 World Cup as the team’s highest wicket-taker. However, on October 15, 2015, the left-arm pacer bid adieu to international cricket. From running in fast and hitting the deck hard with a leap at the crease, to becoming a wily fast-bowler who deceived the batsmen with his guile and variations, Zaheer Khan had evolved into a master craftsman by the time he announced his retirement. He excelled not only in the art of swing bowling but also reveled in utilising reverse swing to trap the batsman. In the past, Zaheer has represented Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, and was most recently signed up by the Delhi Daredevils, the team he will captain in IPL 2016.