From Twitter: Tributes pour in for 'king' Zaheer Khan

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Bengaluru, Oct 15: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, India's Test captain Virat Kohli, limited overs skipper MS Dhoni and several other current and former cricketers today joined to pay rich tributes to Zaheer Khan, who retired from international cricket on Thursday (October 15).

Full text of Zaheer's retirement speech

The 37-year-old Zaheer called it a day after playing at the international level for 14 years. India's best left-arm fast bowler accounted for over 600 international wickets since making debut in the year 2000. (Zaheer can be India's bowling coach: Laxman)

Zaheer (2nd left), in Delhi Daredevils (DD) colours, celebrates a wicket during IPL 2015

Zaheer, however, will be seen in action for one more year as he will be in Delhi Daredevils' colours in 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Zaheer played 92 Tests, 200 ODIs and 17 T20Is (17 wickets) for India. He made his Test and ODI debuts in 2000. In Test matches he had 311 wickets and bagged 282 in ODIs. He was the joint highest wicket-taker with Pakistan's Shahid Afridi (21 scalps) at ICC World Cup 2011 which India won at home.

World's number one fast bowler Dale Steyn of South Africa hailed Zaheer as 'king' in his Twitter tribute.


Here are some of the tweets from cricketers for Zaheer

Sachin Tendulkar

Anil Kumble

Harbhajan Singh

Dale Steyn

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