Zaheer Khan set to retire from international cricket

The 37-year-old veteran, who has played 92 Test matches, 200 ODIs and 17 T20 Internationals has been in and out of the team in the last three to four years due to recurrent injuries which a took a toll on his body.

Zaheer Khan. PTI file photo
In 92 Test matches, Zaheer has taken 311 wickets and is fourth highest wicket-taker in longer version amongst Indians after Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan Singh (417).

He played a major role in India’s 2011 World Cup triumph with 21 wickets in the tournament.
According to sources, Zaheer called up IPL chairman and senior BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla to intimate his decision to hang his boots.

“Zaheer khan to announce his retirement today My best wishes to him for post retirement carrier (sic),” Shukla tweeted.

“Hope Zaheer Khan will keep on playing IPL. Zaheer has been my most favourite bowler since 2002 when I was manager of team india on England tour,” Shukla also tweeted.

Zaheer is contracted with Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.


  1. Zaheer Khan wish you all the best. You did your best for the team and cricket (though I would not say for the country, because BCCI is not answerable to the Sports Minitry and, therefore, it cannot say that it represents cricket on behalf of India. BCCI is a secretive set-up.

  2. The Contribution to Indian Cricket is praiseworthy. Mr. Khan played and important role for India to lift the World cup cricket in 2011. After kapi Dev and Srinath Mr. Khan remains one of the great bowler India ever Produced. He is known for fast bowling (midim pace) and wicket taker who helped India to win many matches under the captaincy of Mr. Dhoni. Wish you all the best in your future career .

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