Zaheer Khan Wife, Net Worth, Biography, Awards, Centuries, Career Highlights and More


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Zaheer Khan Biography and Net worth

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Formerly regarded as one of India’s best cricket players, Zaheer Khan served as a fast bowler for the national squad from 2000 until 2014. He was a quick bowler for the Indian squad and was well-known for it. In India, people follow cricket blindly since so many people are obsessed with the sport and the players. Zaheer Khan, an Indian cricket player, is one such team standout. Zaheer was the driving force behind India’s recent significant successes.

He is remembered for his exceptional cricketing abilities and is also referred to by his fans and friends as “Zippy, Zakky.” He is the Indian Cricket team’s left-arm fast-medium player. Zaheer Khan is a swing bowling expert whose hand movements would go exactly where they were intended to. Even the top batsmen in the world used to be unable to bat away Zaheer’s deliveries at one point of time. 

Zaheer Khan is one of the all-rounders for the Indian Cricket squad and began his career as a left-arm fast-medium bowler. He also competes for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League, where he is regarded as one of the team’s most crucial players. Given his track record, Zaheer has earned the top slot among players and is one of the wealthiest cricket players in the world.

Name: Zaheer Khan
Net Worth In Indian Rupees: Rs. 205 Crore
Salary: 6 Crore +
Monthly Income: 50 Lakhs +
Age: 44 Yrs
Date of Birth: October 7, 1978
Gender: Male
Height: 1.85 M (6′ 1”)
Profession: Indian Cricketer
Nationality: Indian


Early Life

Zaheer’s parents, Zakia and Bakhtiyar Khan, welcomed him into the world on October 8, 1978, in Shrirampur, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. He was raised in a Muslim Marathi household. He has two brothers. The older brother is Zeeshan and Anees is younger. Zaheer began receiving instruction from Utsav Yadav. In Shrirampur, Zaheer went to the K.J. Somaiyya Secondary School and the New Marathi Primary School. He also participated in local Revenue Colony Cricket Club (RCC) games in Shrirampur before beginning his professional career there.


Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge got married in November 2017 in a private ceremony. They hosted a joint sangeet night followed by a grand reception later in Mumbai for friends.

Sagarika Ghatge is an Indian actress and model who primarily works in Hindi films. She is known for her role of Preeti Sabharwal in Chak De! India. In 2015, she participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 6 and emerged as a finalist. Sagarika herself is a fitness enthusiast and a national-level field hockey player.

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Zaheer Khan’s estimated total net worth is 25 million dollars, which is roughly equivalent to 205 billion rupees in Indian currency (i.e. approx Two Hundred Five Crore INR). Zaheer Khan’s primary source of income and wealth is cricket. Additionally, Zaheer Khan has a very high brand value and is widely regarded as the best player in the world. Also, he receives a sizable income from the Indian Premier League and several international and national cricket matches (IPL). He also charges a considerable sum of money to endorse numerous brands.

Name Zaheer Khan
Net Worth $25 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees Rs. 205 Crores
Profession Indian Cricketer
Monthly Income and Salary 50 Lakhs +
Yearly Income 6 Crores +


IPL Salary

Year Team Salary
2017 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 40,000,000
2016 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 40,000,000
2015 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 40,000,000
2014   (Injured) Mumbai Indians ₹ 26,000,000
2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 41,400,000
2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 41,400,000
2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 41,400,000
2010 Mumbai Indians ₹ 18,000,000
2009   (Transfer) Mumbai Indians ₹ 18,000,000
2008 Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 18,000,000
Total ₹ 324,200,000


Zaheer Khan- Car Collection

The Car collection of Zaheer Khan is quite Small. Zaheer Khan owns few of the best luxury cars in the world. The Car brands owned by Zaheer Khan include Toyota Fortuner, Audi A8, Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

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Zaheer Khan – Career

Domestic Career

In 1996, Khan moved to Mumbai and began playing cricket for the National Cricket Club, a Division A team in the city. He participated with the team in events including the Kanga Cricket League, Comrade Shield, and Purshottam Shield. Khan’s captain at the time, Sandeep Mahadkar, highlighted the latter’s prowess with the bat by citing an instance in which he reverse swing a ball that had already been thrown 50 overs, bowling ten first overs and assisting his team in winning a Comrade Shield match. Impressed by Zaheer’s talent, T. A. Sekhar, the bowling coach present there, encouraged Khan to play for Baroda.

Khan immediately established himself as a first-class player for Baroda. With stats of 8/145 throughout the game, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings (5/16), Khan was named man of the match in the Ranji Trophy final of the 2000–01 season against Railways, helping his team win the trophy.

Khan transferred to Mumbai at the start of the 2006–07 Indian cricket season, his debut for Mumbai until the final of the Ranji Trophy in which he took 9 wickets as Mumbai defeated Bengal.

Zaheer Khan replaced Shoaib Akhtar when he signed with Worcestershire County Cricket Club in England in 2005 .

Khan has played for the Royal Challengers as well as Mumbai Indians before he was picked for the Delhi Daredevils in the 2015 auction. He has captained the Daredevils in 2016 and 2017. In the 2017 season, Zaheer became the 10th bowler in the history and 8th Indian bowler, to pick 100 wickets in Indian Premier League. At the age of 38, he is the oldest player to achieve this feat.

Years Team
1999–2006 Baroda
2004 Surrey
2006 Worcestershire
2006–2014 Mumbai
2008, 2011–2013 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2009–2010, 2014 Mumbai Indians
2015–2017 Delhi Daredevils


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Test Career

Zaheer has taken 311 Test wickets at an average of just over 32 runs per wicket. South African star all-rounder Jacques Kallis was Zaheer’s 300th test wicket. In 16 matches from the beginning of the tour of West Indies in April 2002 to the end of the 1st match against Australia in December 2003, Brisbane, Zaheer took 54 wickets from 16 matches at an average of 30 runs. It all turned downhill after the first Test against Australia in Brisbane in December 2003. Having taken 5 of the top 7 Australian batsmen in the first innings, he injured himself in the second during the opening spell. 

After missing the second Test he returned for the third, but was injured midway through the match and was forced to return home. The injury kept him from the early 2004 tour of Pakistan, India’s first Test series victory in the country.

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ODI Career

He has taken 32 wickets against Zimbabwe at an average of 17.46 runs per dismissal in ODIs, giving him a total of 282 ODI wickets at an average of slightly over 29 runs per wicket. Along with other fast bowlers like Ashish Nehra and Javagal Srinath, he enabled India to advance to the World Cup finals in 2003. With 18 wickets from 11 games and an average of 20 runs per wicket, Zaheer placed fourth overall in the competition. With 282 wickets, he is India’s fourth-highest ODI wicket-taker, trailing only Anil Kumble (337), Javagal Srinath (315), and Ajit Agarkar (288).

World Cup

Zaheer ranks sixth on the list of bowlers with the most World Cup wickets, behind Glenn McGrath (71), Muttiah Muralitharan (68), Wasim Akram (55), Chaminda Vaas (49), Mitchell Starc (49), and Lasith Malinga (47), with 44 throughout the period from 2003 to 2011. Zaheer and Srinath are tied for sixth place, however Srinath has played 34 games to Zaheer’s 23.

Zaheer, who was one of India’s trump cards during their World Cup triumph in 2011, finished as the joint highest wicket-taker along with Shahid Afridi with 21 scalps.

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Later Career

India began a tour of England in July 2011. Zaheer, who had bowled 13.3 overs, was forced to leave the trip after injuring his ankle and hamstring in the first Test of the four-match series. Zaheer returned in December and participated in a test match on Boxing Day against Australia. In two consecutive deliveries, he claimed two wickets, removing Mike Hussey for a duck and Michael Clarke for 31. He took three of the four wickets that fell in the second test in Sydney, when Clarke scored 329; these were his highest statistics in both innings. Zaheer Khan is currently ranked 22 among Test bowlers in the ICC Player Rankings. He toured South Africa in December 2013 and New Zealand in 2014.


International information
National side
  • India (2000–2014)
Test debut (cap 231) 10 November 2000 v Bangladesh
Last Test 14 February 2014 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 133) 3 October 2000 v Kenya
Last ODI 4 August 2012 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no. 34
T20I debut (cap 5) 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 2 October 2012 v South Africa



Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket on 15 October 2015 in a tweet saying “I bid adieu to my career in international cricket. I look forward to signing off with IPL 9.”

Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 92 200 169 253
Runs scored 1,230 792 2,489 1047
Batting average 11.94 12.00 13.60 12.17
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 0/5 0/0
Top score 75 34* 75 43
Balls bowled 18,785 10,097 34,279 12,745
Wickets 311 282 672 357
Bowling average 32.95 29.44 27.97 29.07
5 wickets in innings 11 1 35 1
10 wickets in match 1 0 8 0
Best bowling 7/87 5/42 9/138 5/42
Catches/stumpings 19/– 43/– 46/– 57/–


Zaheer Khan- Awards and Achievements

  • In the Ranji Trophy finals of the year 2000 convened in Vadodara, Zaheer took an eye-catching five-wicket haul in his second innings. For this astounding performance; he was honoured with the title of “Man of the Match”.
  • In 2007, Zaheer took a five-wicket haul in an ODI match against Sri Lanka which was held at the Nehru Stadium, Margao in India.
  • He became one of the “Wisden Cricketers of the Year” in 2008.
  • In the 2008–2009 Test series held in Bangalore, Zaheer was awarded the “Man of the Match” in the opening Test match played against Australia for his prolific all-around performance.
  • He has a ten-wicket haul in a Test match against Bangladesh in 2010.
  • In 2011, Zaheer was honoured with the prestigious “Arjuna Award” by the Government of India.
  • In 2016, Zaheer captained team Delhi Daredevils in IPL cricket.
  • In 2020, Zaheer was honoured with the Padma Shri award.
  • He has been named as “Man of the Match” five times and “Man of the Series” three times in Test cricket whereas in One Day International, he was awarded the “Man of the Match” 6 times and once the “Man of the Series”.

Zaheer Khan- Awards and Achievements
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Zaheer Khan Coaching Career

Zaheer was appointed as bowling consultant for the India national cricket team in 2017.

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Zaheer Khan Training Centre

In Mumbai, Khan started ProSport Fitness and Services in 2014, a business that provides physiotherapy and fitness instruction. The institute, which employs people like Andrew Leipus and Adrian Le Roux, seeks to “ maximize potential” in individuals and athletes through personally guided training regimens. The goal, according to Khan, was to “bring in a world-class fitness programme to India for the management of sports injuries.”  While holding workshops and sessions for businesses and educational institutions to raise awareness of physical fitness, it offers services and treatments that have been scientifically designed.


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Zaheer Khan – Social Media

Zaheer Khan is quite active on his social media handles and often posts pictures with his wife, family and friends.

Instagram – zaheer_khan34

Twitter –   (@ImZaheer) 

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