Zaheer Khan celebrates 33rd birthday

Updated: Oct 07, 2011, 19:47 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Zaheer Khan, who is currently out of the international scene due to an injury, turned 33 on Friday.

India’s ‘King of Swing’ has grown by leaps and bounds to become the heartbeat of Indian bowling now. He is no longer the nervy fast bowler whom we saw in Wanderers` Stadium in South Africa in 2003.

Zaheer, who idolises Wasim Akram, injured his ankle in India’s recent tour of England. Zaheer absence cost India dearly in England, where the visitors had to leave without registering a single win in the whole series.

The left-handed pace bowler made his ODI debut against Kenya in October 2000. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka in the same year under the leadership of Sourav Ganguly, where he claimed three wickets. Due to poor injury management, he has been struggling with injuries throughout his career.

Here is a chance for the readers to wish the pacer on his birthday.