‘One of the coolest fast bowlers’

Tributes pour in for the Indian fast bowler, who announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket.

Zaheer Khan played 92 Tests, 200 ODIs and 17 T20Is for India.   -  S.Subramanium

The cricketing fraternity, on Twitter, congratulated Zaheer Khan on an exceptional career as a fast bowler for India.

Sachin Tendulkar: “One of the coolest pace bowlers I know. He was a bowler who could 'out think' the batsman most of the times. Always up for a challenge...I am sure he will do well as he begins a new chapter in his life. Wishing @ImZaheer all success in his retired life.”

M.S.Dhoni: “Well done ZAK on a fantastic career.without U it wd hve been very difficult to achieve what the ICT did.most clever fast bowler I know...Life has just started now,U still can and definitely will contribute a lot to Indian Cricket.wish U all the success.”

Virat Kohli: “To a great fast bowler & an even greater person, I wish you luck in all future endeavours @ImZaheer bhai. You have inspired many like me.”

Anurag Thakur, BCCI secretary: “An outstanding role model on & off field fr Indian cricket. @ImZaheer hs been one of the key reasons fr Indias success ovr last 15yrs! @bcci”

Anil Kumble (India’s leading wicket-taker): “Wonderful to have played with you Zak @ImZaheer great bowler great skill! Best wishes for the future.”

Suresh Raina: “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.”

Shikhar Dhawan: “Best of Luck @ImZaheer paaji for all your future endeavors. It has been an honour to play along side you. Rab Rakha”

Ajit Agarkar: “Congratulations @ImZaheer on an amazing career.terrific bowler but an even better friend.looking forward to some good times ahead.”

Harbhajan Singh: “What a bowler mr khan and supper dildar yar. God bless you my brother. Love you zakiiiiiiiii @ImZaheer @BCCI.”

Ajinkya Rahane: “Well done Zak bhai @ImZaheer on your fantastic career. You are a true role model for all the fast bowlers in the world. @ImZaheer really enjoyed playing with you. Wish you have great after retirement life. Take care fella. God bless.”

Dale Steyn: “Zak ur a king Bud! Loved playing with and against u! Congrats on a marvelous career, always a favorite of mine!”

V.V.S.Laxman: “Congrats @ImZaheer on an outstanding career. Was a pleasure playing with u.Will always cherish the gr8 time we had while playing for Ind???.”

Irfan Pathan: “Congratulations 4 great career Khan Saab @ImZaheer I'm sure there is lot in u 2 give back 2 Indian cricket in the future. #legend.”

Jason Gillespie: “Congratulations @ImZaheer on a fantastic career. Great competitor, well respected. Enjoy the next phase.”

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