Zaheer Khan, India’s best left-arm pacer by an undoubtedly margin, turned 40 on Sunday (October 7).
Having made his debut for India in 2000, Zaheer was a constant member of the Indian team till 2014.
He is now an expert for sports broadcasting channel Star Sports where he can be seen talking about the art of fast bowling.
The left-arm pacer took 21 wickets in India’s 2011 World Cup victory with Zaheer being the go-to man for his skipper throughout the tournament.
On the occasion of his 40th birthday, the former greats of Indian cricket and fans all over the world took to Twitter to send him best wishes and appreciate his efforts for the nation.
Here’s how cricket fraternity wished the birthday boy:
Happy birthday @ImZaheer zed K.. have a great year …please loose some weight…u were India’s strength 🤝
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) October 7, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 7, 2018
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 7, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 7, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 7, 2018
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) October 7, 2018
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) October 7, 2018
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) October 7, 2018
Wishing the king of Reverse Swing @ImZaheer – A very Happy Birthday. I hope this year brings you lots of high fives and happiness like the one in this picture My dear Friend 🙂 pic.twitter.com/Nrss1iESd0
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) October 7, 2018
Here’s wishing India’s best left arm fast bowlers, one of the nicest & the kindest person i know @ImZaheer a very happy birthday. Many many happy returns of the day Zak bhai. God bless. pic.twitter.com/JKqNpDD8oG
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) October 7, 2018
@ImZaheer Happy Birthday Zak bhai! I hope all your wishes come true, today and every day. All the best!
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) October 7, 2018
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 7, 2018
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) October 7, 2018
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 7, 2018
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) October 7, 2018
Happy Bday @ImZaheer! Here’s to the year being nothing but great for you in every way!
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) October 7, 2018
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) October 7, 2018
Fella your 40th birthday is a new
beginning, still young, alive and
kicking! Happy 40th birthday! @ImZaheer
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) October 7, 2018
Happy Birthday to the Badshah of Swing, @imzaheer. Too see you bowl and reverse swing the ball was a treat to the eyes
— surya77 (@surya_14kumar) October 7, 2018
— Danny Morrison (@SteelyDan66) October 7, 2018
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) October 7, 2018
Many happy returns of the day khansaab @ImZaheer I’m sure u having a chilling 😉 birthday
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 7, 2018