One of the Coolest Pace Bowlers I Know: Sachin Tendulkar on Zaheer

The Cricket World reacts on Zaheer’s retirement from international cricket on Twitter.

1 min read
Zaheer Khan has announced his retirement from international cricket. (Photo: Reuters)

He had been sidelined due to constant injuries for the last few years, but his loyal fans were waiting for one last comeback from Zaheer Khan.

On Thursday though, the paceman who guided India to numerous victories including the 2011 World Cup, broke many cricket fans’ hearts by announcing his retirement.

Signing off from international cricket, Zaheer said he will still give his fans one last chance to cheer for him - at the 2016 IPL.

Soon after his decision, the cricket world took to Twitter to celebrate the fast bowler’s illustrious career.

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar was one of the first to send a message out to the paceman.

The highest wicket-taker of the 2011 World Cup that also saw india bag the title for the second time ever, Zaheer received wishes from his colleagues from that team as well.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India too thanked Zaheer Khan for his services to the Indian team.

Zaheer Khan is the fourth Indian to take 300+ wickets in Test matches. He achieved the feat in December 2013.

Zaheer Khan bagged 11 five-wicket hauls and one ten-wicket haul in Tests. And he picked up seven four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul in ODIs.

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!