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Zaheer Khan On His ‘Keenness’ To Become India’s Bowling Coach

“If there is someone who wants my advice, I have always been there for them,” said Zaheer.

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Zaheer Khan continued playing the Indian Premier League after retiring from international and first class cricket on 15 October 2015.  (Photo: Reuters)

Former Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan has expressed keenness in taking up the role of India’s bowling coach, reported Sportskeeda.

Khan continued playing the Indian Premier League after retiring from international and first class cricket on 15 October 2015. In his second year with the Delhi Daredevils, he was named captain for the 2016 Vivo IPL season.

When asked about taking on the role of a coach, he was quoted as saying:

I haven’t really planned that far ahead. But in terms of keenness, yes, the keenness is there. It is something that I have done throughout my playing career also. If there is someone who wants my advice, I have always been there for them.

In the 92 Tests he played, Zaheer picked up 311 Test wickets and scalped 282 ODI wickets in 200 matches. He also played 17 T20 Internationals for India.

With the new rules and fielding restrictions, it is important that you have bowlers who are good enough to bowl in any situation. That’s definitely one thing that goes in India’s favour right now. 

“But in the end, you have got to approach it as a bowling unit that you have to pick up a few early wickets. Batting has always been our strength, and in these conditions, it becomes even more important that the batting line-up delivers,” he said.

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