Zaheer Khan celebrated his 41st birthday on October 7, 2019 (Monday). The World Cup-winning former Indian fast bowler was wished by many members from the cricket fraternity. Sachin may have missed the opportunity to wish on Zaheer’s auspicious day but didn’t forget to wish his once teammate from the India national cricket team and Mumbai state. The master blaster won once again won everyone’s heart with a classy message for Zaheer and fans used this opportunity to teach Hardik Pandya some manners and decency while wishing others on their special day. Happy Birthday Zaheer Khan: 5 Match-Defining Spells by the Former Indian Speedster.
Pandya hogged the limelight for all the wrong reasons on October 9 after his cheeky message for birthday boy Zaheer was deemed “disrespectful” and “rude” by the supporters of both the players. “Happy birthday Zak ... Hope you smash it out of the park like I did here,” Pandya posted in his birthday message for Zaheer, which was accompanied by a video in which the hard-hitting batsman can be seen smashing Zaheer out of the park. Hardik Pandya’s ‘Ill-Mannered’ Birthday Wish for Zaheer Khan Does Not Go Down Well with Netizens, Gets Brutally Roasted on Twitter and It’s Too Funny to Ignore!
Sachin Tendulkar Wishes Zaheer Khan
Wishing you a very happy birthday Zak. You've always worn your heart on your sleeve and given a 100% on the field. Have a great one my friend! pic.twitter.com/V1uyGjLibk
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 8, 2019
While Pandya may not have had any bad intent and was only engaging in banter with his former teammate, fans found it very uncivilised that he used such a video to wish a senior pro such as Zaheer on his birthday. Pandya was brutally roasted for his tweet.
Sachin is Late
Sir kal tha birthday 👍
— Shrikant ef (@shrikantd31) October 8, 2019
Better Late Than Never
भगवान के घर देर हैं अंधेर नहीं 🤣🤣
— भटकती आत्मा (@iamGuman) October 8, 2019
Meanwhile, Sachin in his birthday wish for Zaheer wrote, “Wishing you a very happy birthday Zak. You've always worn your heart on your sleeve and given a 100% on the field. Have a great one my friend!” Although the batting legend was a bit late in wishing his friend, Sachin won the supporters’ hearts with his message. Many called it “classy” while others suggested Hardik take a look at Sachin’s post and learn something.
Hardik Pandya Should Learn Some Manners
@hardikpandya7 you are old enough to learn some manners and class.
You rub shoulders with Masters of the game learn from their grace and humility.
Don't be a crass rude imbecile all the time.
— Bedoon Esam (@EsamBedoon) October 8, 2019
Zaheer made his debut for India against Kenya at Nairobi in October 2000. He went to represent the nation in 92 Test matches and 200 ODIs before hanging up his boots. Zaheer Khan is an all-time bowling legend. The former Indian pacer celebrated his 41st birthday on October 7, 2019 (Monday). Khan bid adieu to international cricket in 2014 after taking over 650 international wickets and representing the country 300-plus games, which covered three Cricket World Cups. Zaheer finished the victorious 2011 World Cup with 22 wickets and was termed the next Sachin Tendulkar by his captain MS Dhoni.