Zaheer Khan made honorary life member by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Former pacer Zaheer Khan has been made an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), becoming the 24th Indian cricketer to be bestowed the honour.

He is the third Indian player to receive the distinction this year after Virender Sehwag and Anjum Chopra.

“Zaheer Khan was a fantastic servant to cricket in India and an integral part of their very successful side for many years,” John Stephenson, MCC Head of Cricket, said in a statement. “For this reason the Club is very pleased to award him with Honorary Life Membership.

“He was always great to watch when he played at Lord’s and we look forward to having him back here as an MCC Member,” he added.

Zaheer played 92 Test matches for India during his successful career, taking 311 wickets at 32.94 runs apiece.

The 37-year-old was also a mainstay in the One-Day International side. Making his debut in 2000, Zaheer took 282 wickets in 200 ODI’s at an average of 29.34.

He also played three ODI’s at the Lords Cricket Ground -Home of Cricket, including the famous NatWest Series Final in 2002, in which he took 3/62.

The former Indian pacer, the current captain of the Delhi Daredevils, continues to participate in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

List of Indians who are Honorary Life Members of MCC, with year of election:

1.) Nari Contractor (1969)
2.) Ajit Wadekar (1978)
3.) Chandu Borde (1981)
4.) Farokh Engineer (1981)
5.) Bapu Nadkarni (1981)
6.) Bishan Singh Bedi (1982)
7.) B.S. Chandrasekhar (1982)
8.) E.A.S. Prasanna (1984)
9.) S. Venkataraghavan (1988)
10.) Gundappa Viswanath (1990)
11.) Mohinder Amarnath (1993)
12.) Sunil Gavaskar (1993)
13.) Dilip Vengsarkar (1993)
14.) Kapil Dev (1995)
15.) Syed Kirmani (1995)
16.) Ravi Shastri (1995)
17.) Kiran More (1999)
18.) Rahul Dravid (2008)
19.) Anil Kumble (2008)
20.) Sachin Tendulkar (2010)
21.) Sourav Ganguly (2015)

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