Born on 7th October 1978, Zaheer Khan is a former Indian cricket player who has represented India on the international stage. As a left-arm pacer, he was one of the most prolific bowlers of his generation.
During the early 2000s, when Javagal Srinath, India's spearhead, was nearing the end of his career, Zaheer emerged as the nation's greatest asset in fast bowling. He became one of the greatest new-ball bowlers ever (particularly to left-handers). He is a master at reverse swing, a formidable Test bowler, and a World Cup hero. No wonder Zaheer Khan's net worth in 2022 was reported to be $25 million.
Zaheer Khan's salary has not been his only source of income. After retirement, he turned to commentary for the BCCI. Zaheer Khan’s age is 44, and he currently holds the prestigious position of Global Head of Cricket Development for the Mumbai Indians. His annual income is reported to be Rs. 6 crores.
Zaheer Khan has ventured into entrepreneurship as a co-owner and brand ambassador of the popular clothing retail brand Sher Khan. Zaheer Khan is also the brand ambassador of the fantasy sports platform, BalleBaazi. In the food business, he has established a restaurant called "Zaheer Khan's Dine Fine'' and owns a sports lounge in Pune named "TOSS."
Zaheer Khan also owns a unique rehabilitation and training center named Pro Sport Fitness & Services. Alongside his brother-in-law, Shivjeet Ghatge, he co-founded the fitness app, StepSetGo, and actively promotes it on Instagram.
Like many Indian cricketers, Zaheer Khan has endorsed several brands. He started from Pepsi in his early days and to Ferit Cricket Bash in recent years. He has been endorsed by Nike in the past and appeared in many TV ads alongside his wife, Sagarika Ghatge.
Other endorsements include:
Zaheer Khan's Mumbai home is a beautiful blend of old-world charm and contemporary comforts. His wife, Sagarika Ghatge Khan, along with her sister Nandita Ghatge, have beautifully styled and adorned their home.
In 2021, Zaheer Khan bought a 4,000 sq ft property in Senapati Bapat Marg, Patel, Mumbai. He acquired the duplex apartments with his wife for Rs. 11.5 crores. They took advantage of the stamp duty cut in India's financial capital.
A fan of luxury cars, Zaheer Khan reportedly owns:
In addition to endorsements, Zaheer earns from attending:
He usually charges between Rs. 1 and 5 lakhs. He also hosts ceremonies and events, adding to Zaheer Khan's net worth.
In 2018, Zaheer Khan and his wife, Sagarika Ghatge, participated in the CPAA Charity Fashion Show. In 2013, he joined teammates and cine stars in a celebrity football match to raise funds for a noble cause.
Did Zaheer Khan excel in his studies?
Yes, Zaheer Khan was academically proficient. He studied at the New Marathi Primary School under the Hind Seva Mandal and later attended KJ Somaiya Secondary School. He even began a degree in Mechanical Engineering but chose to leave it to concentrate on cricket, as advised by his coach, Sudhir Naik.
What nicknames were given to Zaheer Khan by his fellow players?
Zaheer Khan's teammates affectionately referred to him as "Zak." His time with the English Countryside Worcestershire also earned him the endearing nickname "Zippy Zak."
How did Zaheer Khan contribute to the success of the 2011 World Cup?
Zaheer Khan played a pivotal role in the 2011 World Cup. With an average of 18, he claimed 21 wickets in just nine matches. His astounding performance made him an unsung hero of that World Cup edition.