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Left-arm pacer and India’s fourth highest wicket taker Zaheer Khan is set to announce his retirement from all forms of international cricket on Thursday.

The Indian speedster made his ODI debut on 3 October 2000 against Kenya in Nairobi.

Soon later his Test debut on 10 November 2000 against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Khan made his T20 debut on 1 December 2006 against South Africa.

In 2011 Khan was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India's second highest sporting award by the President of India.

In his 200 ODI appearances, the 37-year-old veteran took 282 wickets at an average of just over 29 runs per wicket.

He also led 2011 World Cup Indian bowling attack to victory, taking 21 wickets in the tournament.

In his 92 Test appearances, Zak has taken 311 wickets at an average of just over 32 runs per wicket.

Zak even held a world record for the highest Test score by a number 11 when he scored 75 in 2004 against Bangladesh.

He is the fourth highest wicket taker in the longer version amongst Indians, first is Anil Kumble (619), second is Kapil Dev (434) and third is Harbhajan Singh (417).

Last ODI- 4 August 2012 v Sri Lanka
Last Test- 14-18 February 2014 v New Zealand
Last T20- 2 October 2012 v South Africa

According to sources, Zaheer Khan called up IPL chairman and senior BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla to intimate his decision to hang his boots.

IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla shared the news on Twitter:

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