Sachin Tendulkar plays Zaheer Khan “Reverse Swing” with straight bat, asks him to reveal birthday mystery


Sachin Tendulkar wished Zaheer Khan on his “real” birthday.© Twitter

A day after Zaheer Khan celebrated his 42nd birthday, his former Indian teammate Sachin Tendulkar took to social media and threatened to spill the beans on his birthday mystery. When he tweeted a photo with Zaheer, Tendulkar wrote: “Yahaan pe bhi reverse swing Zak! Ab bata bhi de logon ko, ki it’s your birthday today and not on the 7th! (Turn here too Zak! Is today and not on the 7th!) ”The legendary batsman signed off with a wish for his former teammate. “I wish you a very happy birthday, my friend,” he wrote.

Wishes had poured in for India’s World Cup-winning pacer on Wednesday, which is being recorded as his official birthday.

Zaheer is currently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Mumbai Indians (MI) for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 as their Director of Cricket Operations.

The Maharashtra native played in 309 games for the Indian national team, taking 610 wickets. Also, a 2011 ODI World Cup winner, Zaheer was famous for his yorkers. He also received the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri.


In a career marred with recurring injuries, Zaheer represented MI, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.

It’s worth noting that only Muttiah Muralitharan (325) and Shaun Pollock (252) have scalped more left-handed hitters than Zaheer, who recorded 237 left-handed wickets.

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