Zaheer Khan Biography, Wife, Father, Children, Net Worth

Zaheer Khan Biography

Bio Information
Real NameZaheer Khan
NicknameZak and Zippy
ProfessionFormer Indian Cricketer (Medium Fast Bowler)
Date of Birth7 October 1978
Age (as in 2024)45 Years
Birth PlaceShrirampur, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signLibra
HometownShrirampur, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
SchoolHind Seva Mandal’s New Marathi Primary School, Shrirampur; KJ Somaiyya Secondary School, Shrirampur
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsHigh School
HobbiesTravelling and reading

Zaheer Khan Physical Stats

Physical StatsDetails
Height183 cm (6’ 0”)
Weight78 kg (172 lbs)
Body Measurements– Chest: 42 Inches – Waist: 34 Inches – Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

Zaheer Khan Family Members

Family Information
FatherBakhtiyar Khan (Photographer)
MotherZakia Khan (Teacher)
BrothersZeeshan (Elder), Anees (Younger)

Zaheer Khan’s Wife Details

Zaheer Khan Wife photo
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseSagarika Ghatge (Actress)
Marriage Date23 November 2017
ChildrenWill be Updated soon

Cricket Career

Cricket Information
International Debut– Test: 10 November 2000 vs Bangladesh in Dhaka
– ODI: 3 October 2000 vs Kenya in Nairobi
– T20: 1 December 2006 vs South Africa in Johannesburg
Coach/MentorSudhir Naik
Jersey Number#34(India), #34(IPL, County Cricket)
Domestic/State TeamIndia, Asia XI, Baroda, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey, Worcestershire
Nature on FieldAggressive
Career Turning Point2003 World Cup
Favourite BallReverse Swing
Zaheer Khan photo from 2011 World Cup

Zaheer Khan Records

  • Took a total of 44 World Cup wickets, the highest by an Indian and the 5th highest overall.
  • Holds a total of 610 international wickets: 311 in Test matches, 282 in ODIs, and 17 in T20Is.
  • Achieved 11 5-wicket hauls in Test match cricket, with 8 of them coming outside India.
  • In his debut County match for Worcestershire, he took an impressive 10 wickets.
  • Holds the record for the highest Test score of 75 against Bangladesh.
  • Known for being the 3rd highest wicket-taker of left-handed batsmen in Test matches, with 237 wickets.
  • Captained Delhi Daredevils in IPL 9 in 2016.
  • Won the prestigious Wisden Player of the Year award in 2008.
  • Awarded the Arjuna Award in 2011 for his outstanding achievements in cricket.

Zaheer Khan’s Net Worth

Zaheer Khan’s net worth is estimated to be 100 Crore INR.

Interesting Facts

  • Zaheer Khan’s father, Bakhtiyar Khan, was the one who initially discovered his bowling talent and took him to Mumbai when he was 17 years old.
  • Despite being a Mumbaikar, he started playing first-class cricket for Baroda.
  • Initially on his way to pursuing a Mechanical Engineering degree, he dropped out of studies to focus on cricket, following his coach’s suggestion.
  • Zaheer Khan was afraid of traveling by plane in his early international cricket days.
  • He owns a restaurant called “ZK’s” in Pune.
  • In 2014, he signed with County team Surrey, and later Worcestershire, which helped him rediscover his bowling skills.
  • Zaheer Khan is known for being a nightmare for left-hand batsmen, being the 3rd highest wicket-taker of lefties in Test matches with 237 wickets.
  • During a Test match against Pakistan in India, a girl from the crowd proposed to him.
  • He won the Wisden Player of the Year award in 2008.
  • In addition to his cricket career, he ventured into business by owning a rehab and training center called “ProSport Fitness & Services” in Mumbai.
  • Zaheer Khan had a heated exchange of words with Kevin Pietersen during India’s 2nd Test against England at Trent Bridge in 2007 when English players threw jelly beans at the batting crease area while Zaheer was batting.
  • He captained Delhi Daredevils in IPL 9 in 2016.
  • Zaheer Khan is a huge fan of Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer.
  • He knocked out South African batsman Graeme Smith 13 times in all forms of international cricket.
  • During a Test match against New Zealand at Basin Reserve in 2014, Ishant Sharma abused Zaheer after he fielded slowly on the boundary line.
  • Zaheer Khan got married to actress Sagarika Ghatge on 23 November 2017.
  • Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from all formats on 15 October 2015.

Zaheer Khan Career Stats

FormatMatchesWicketsBest Bowling5-Wicket Hauls

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who is the father of Zaheer Khan?
    • Zaheer Khan’s father is Bakhtiyar Khan, who was a photographer.
  2. When did Zaheer Khan start playing cricket?
    • Zaheer Khan started playing cricket at a young age. His father, Bakhtiyar Khan, initially discovered his bowling talent, and he moved to Mumbai at the age of 17 to pursue a cricket career.
  3. Who trained Zaheer Khan?
    • Zaheer Khan was trained and mentored by Sudhir Naik, who played a significant role in shaping his cricketing career.
  4. How rich is Zaheer Khan?
    • Zaheer Khan’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
  5. How fast was Zaheer Khan?
    • Zaheer Khan was known for his impressive pace as a fast bowler. His fastest recorded delivery speed was 145.0 kph (kilometers per hour) during his playing days for the Indian cricket team.

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