Zaheer Khan is one of the best fast bowlers India has ever produced and certainly the best left arm fast bowler ever for India. He was the superstar for India with the ball for a number of years and he has inspired a lot of young fast bowlers around India to take up fast bowling as a profession and especially left arm fast bowlers around India are rare and it would be very nice to see a worthy successor to Zaheer Khan who could be a good left arm fast bowler for India.
Zaheer Khan has had a number of incredible bowling performances in his career that to choose 5 is a very difficult task and here also some good Performances will be left out but we will try to cover the best of the best of this once in a generation cricketer. He has taken 311 wickets in the test format and 282 wickets in the ODI format. So, let’s see the Top 5 Bowling Performances of Zaheer Khan.
5/42 vs Sri Lanka (2007)
This was peak Zaheer Khan and he was at his absolute best during these years in international cricket. He was bowling so well and getting Batters out quite regularly and he got a lot of wickets from the slower ball which he developed and then the other fast bowlers followed him and fill the time the Barrera figured out what was going on they were out and one such instance is this match against Sri Lanka just before the 2007 World Cup and he completely destroyed Sri Lanka In this match by picking up 5 wickets and getting Sri Lanka our for 230 and then India chased it easily.
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4/42 vs New Zealand 2003)
This was one of the most important bowling performances in the career of Zaheer Khan as it came in the Super Six stages of the 2003 World Cup and the match was against New Zealand abs Zaheer Khan showed New Zealand who’s boss in that day and he ensured that India win that match and progress further in the World Cup. A big match player he was for India at a number of Times.
5/95 vs Australia (2003)
Now let’s talk about the test match bowler Zaheer Khan who was the pride of India fir a number of years and the spearhead of the bowling attack for years and years and one of his best ever test match performances came in this test match against Australia at the Gabba where he was at his best as he took 5 Wickets in the innings and showed the world why is us so tekuex upon by India. He was just growing in stature at this time.
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7/87 vs Bangladesh (2010)
This was the best ever bowling performance by Zaheer Khan in his test career and this incredible bowling performance came in 2010 when he was at his peak and the best in the world and Bangladesh were not a very good team in test cricket but that does not diminish his heroics in this test match and he completely ripped apart the Bangladesh batting line-up and did not allow to settle at all and at the end of the innings he had a 7 wicket haul and a spell to remember forever.
5/94 vs Australia (2010)
Australia were one of the favorite opponents of Zaheer Khan in test cricket and he was no different in this innings as he got another 5 wicket haul in Mohali against Australia and he absolutely blew away the Australian batting attack this day and he led the way for India to win this year match against a very good Australian team and Zaheer Khan retired as one of the greatest left arm fast bowlers of all time.