Zaheer Khan bows out. Twitter gives a standing ovation
IPL 9 will be the Indian pacer's final season.
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India pacer Zaheer Khan has announced his retirement from international cricket, but said he will continue playing in the upcoming ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
Earlier Rajeev Shukla had broken the news of Zaheer's retirement on his official Twitter account. Shukla tweeted from his account saying the Indian pacer would hit the sack today and wished the pacer for his life after retirement.
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When you have a relaxed conversation with @ImZaheer you realise what a shrewd and intelligent cricketer he was. Wish him well.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 15, 2015
Press Trust of India reports that @ImZaheer (Zaheer Khan) is going to announce his retirement from international cricket today— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) October 15, 2015
Hope Zaheer khan will keep on playing Ipl— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) October 15, 2015
My go-to man. Perfect gentleman. Big Brother. And a legend in his own right. Good luck for your new innings @ImZaheer Wonderful to know u— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) October 15, 2015
Amongst the top 3 Ind fast bowlers of all time & without doubt d best Ind left-arm seamer ever. Wish u an even better 2nd inngs #ZaheerKhan— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 15, 2015
Zaheer Khan. India's last dominant fast bowler. Cut down on pace in later years, but struck when team needed him to. No replacement yet.— Aniruddha Guha (@AniGuha) October 15, 2015
Thanks Zaheer Khan, but that 1st over at Johannesburg in 2003? Heh.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) October 15, 2015
Zaheer Khan to retire: 610 international wkts in 309 mts frm 2000-2014 Only Anil Kumble 956, Harbhajan 706 and Kapil Dev 687 have more wkts!— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 15, 2015
Zaheer khan & Kumble bowling in tandem. The only people who looked like getting a wicket in a Test match for India when the going was tough— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) October 15, 2015