New Delhi: Speedster Zaheer Khan, who announced his retirement today with immediate effect, received immense appreciation from team-mates as well as on social media for his valuable contribution to Team India.
Zaheer represented the country in 92 Tests and 200 ODIs in which he picked 282 and 311 wickets respectively. He was the highest wicket-taker in ICC World Cup 2011 with 21 wickets.
Today, he shocked the fans with his sudden retirement, as he tweeted, “I bid adieu to my career in international cricket. I look forward to signing off with IPL 9. #ZaksNewBeginning.”
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Captain MS Dhoni took it to Twitter to share their word-of-praise for the left-arm fast bowler.
“Well done ZAK on a fantastic career.without U it wd hve been very difficult to achieve what the ICT did.most clever fast bowler I know,” MS Dhoni tweeted.
“One of the coolest pace bowlers I know. He was a bowler who could 'out think' the batsman most of the times. Always up for a challenge,” tweeted Sachin Tendulkar.
He is also being lauded on the micro blogging site Twitter. Zaheer Khan is currently among the top trending topics with tweets chirping in his appreciation from around the nation. Take a look.
His 14-year long international career ended today but cricket fans will always remember ‘Zak', as he is fondly called, as one of the finest pacers Indian cricket has ever produced.