Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan was felicitated by Adelaide Oval cricket ground for his contribution to cricket in his career last week on Saturday, during his recent visit to Australia with his wife Sagarika Ghatge.
Zaheer, 39, who took retirement from international cricket in 2013, played 92 Tests and 200 ODIs for India where he took 311 Test wickets and 282 ODI wickets.
Speaking about his experiences, he said that he has fond memories of playing at Oval. “Adelaide Oval is a fantastic place to play cricket and I have fond memories at this stadium. I’ve always looked forward to the Adelaide leg of the trip on previous tours because it’s also one of the most unique destinations in Australia and there’s so much to discover here,” he said.
He further added that he is happy to be recognised by the stadium. “Being recognised and appreciated here therefore is very special and I look forward to returning back to explore more of the State very soon,” he said.
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