His armory was enriched with slower ones, sharp in-cutters, and a variety of slow bouncers but most important was his reverse swings.Manoj Prabhakar had shown the hint of reverse swing towards his fag-end but it was Zaheer Khan, who excelled in it.Zaheer Khan was born in a Muslim family Shrirampur in Maharashtra to Bakhtiyar Khan and Zakiya Khan.
He can speak fluent Marathi, due to the fact that he was born and educated in Maharashtra.
His illustrious career is marked by recurring injuries, which is the reason he has set up a special training and rehabilitation center called Pro Sport Fitness Services.
His brilliance with the ball continued in English summer in 2007 picking 18 wickets in three test matches that enabled India to win a test series away in England after 21 years. This was also the time he had bowled over a maiden from the bollywood.
It was Isha Sharwani (Kisna and Luck by Chance fame), who was seeing Zaheer Khan. He has changed from a tear away speedster to a more controlled and craftier bowler.
He has played for the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore and currently, Mumbai Indians.
Besides his glorious contribution with the ball, Zaheer has also made a record for making the highest number of runs by a player on the 11 spot.
He has given excellent performances for Team India in all the formats of the game, including ODI, Test matches and T20.
Besides making money from playing international cricket and getting IPL cricket tournament fees, Zaheer Khan has been roped in as a brand ambassador for endorsing a number of leading brands, including Idea and Adidas.
He had scalped 5 out of 7 top order Aussies in the first innings.
Following a super successful county stint, he was drafted into the team to tour South Africa.
His injuries were pulling him back but he was steadfast to defy it all along.