Former India captain Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday revealed that his ex-teammate Zaheer Khan's birthday actually falls on October 8 and not a day before. Zaheer Khan turns 42 today.
Wishes poured in for Zaheer on his social media accounts on October 7 but Tendulkar wished him today.
Zaheer's official records say he was born in Shrirampur, Maharashtra on October 7. But as it turns out, his actual birth date is October 8, 1978.
Tendulkar took to social media to reveal Zaheer's actual birth date and gave a unique twist to his wish for the former Mumbai Indians pacer.
"Yahaan pe bhi reverse swing Zak! Ab bata bhi de logon ko, ki your birthday is today and not on the 7th! Wishing you a very happy birthday my friend," Tendulkar tweeted.
Yahaan pe bhi reverse swing Zak!
Ab bata bhi de logon ko, ki your birthday is today and not on the 7th!
Wishing you a very happy birthday my friend. pic.twitter.com/pr2XqolbZ2
Tendulkar's claim was validated by Zaheer Khan's wife, Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge, who wished him on Instagram on Thursday morning.
"To my best friend, my love and the most selfless person I know . Thank you for being you. Not only me but everyone knows I would be lost without you . Happy birthday husband . May you get everything you desire and more . Love you," Sagarika wrote on Instagram.
Zaheer retired from international cricket in October 2015 as India's fourth-highest wicket taker overall with 597 wickets across formats.
For the kids born in 1990s, Zaheer Khan was a phenomenon and each one of us have tried his bowling action at least once. The friendship between Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra is also a famous one. Notably, the also blossomed under the magical captaincy of Sourav Ganguly.
Zaheer Khan is only Indian pacer after legendary Kapil Dev to take more than 300 wickets in Tests. The former left-arm pacer is also India's highest wicket-taker in 2003, 2007 and 2011 World Cup (18, 5, 21). The Maharashtra-born is also 4th (282 wickets) on the list of Indian bowlers with most wickets in ODIs. He played 200 ODI and 92 Test matches for India. In the longest format he also have 3 fifties to his name.