Achievements and Awards of Cricket Marvel Zaheer Khan: A Timeline
WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar
First bowler to bowl a 'Knuckle Ball'
Zaheer introduced the 'knuckle ball' in the 2011 World Cup and used it to gain crucial wickets in the tournament including that of Michael Hussey in the Quarter final against Australia.
Player of the series against England
Zaheer was nominated player of the series in India’s victory against England in 2007.
Conferred with Arjuna award in 2011
He was conferred with the Arjuna Award in recognition of his contribution to the sport.
Named in the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack in 2008
In 2008, Zaheer was named one of the 'Five Cricketers of the Year' in the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
Record of dismissing left-handed batsmen
Zaheer Khan has dismissed batting greats such as Graeme Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Matthew Hayden, over 10 times each in international cricket.
610 International wickets
The cricketer has 610 international wickets to his credit. This comprises of 311 in test matches, 282 in One Day Internationals and 17 in T20 Internationals.
Conferred with Padma Shri in 2020
He was conferred with the Padma Shri - the fourth-highest civilian honour in India, in the year 2020 for his contributions to the game.
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