Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan are having a gala time celebrating the former Indian pacer’s 39th birthday. Posting a series of pictures from the party on Instagram, she wrote, “Good laughs and a never ending night . Happy birthday Zak .”
Several Indian cricketers including Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman and Aakash Chopra wished Zaheer Khan on his 39th birthday.
Zaheer Khan is all set to take the big step and marry his love and Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge on November 27. The couple might have two ceremonies for their big day.
Sagarika Ghatge and fiance Zaheer Khan are holidaying in London and their pictures look beyond adorable. The couple also went out to spend a fun evening with Tennis player Sania Mirza and her husband Shoaib Malik and a number of other friends.
Reacting to all the hustle and confusion that has taken place in selecting the support staff and coach, former member of CoA, Ramchandra Guha criticised the kind of treatment that has been given to former Indian bowler Zaheer Khan, former skipper Rahul Dravid and former coach Anil Kumble.
The four-member committee would comprise Diana Edulji, member of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna, the acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, and the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.
“Zaheer was contacted for 150 days per year,” Ganguly told reporters. A COA member stressed that the CAC is recommendatory and the final decision related to the appointment of coaches and consultants lies with the Supreme Court-appointed committee.
One of the BCCI officials while talking to The Times of India cleared that Rahul Dravid won’t be travelling with Indian team to Sri Lanka as he would be with India ‘A’ side during that time in South Africa. India are now scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka for three Tests, five ODIs and a T20I.
A BCCI press release was issued which clarified that Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid would be part of the Indian team set-up as and when the team needs them during overseas tours.
Zaheer Khan will be Indian cricket team’s bowling consultant on tour-to-tour basis, as per requirement of the team, a release by the Indian cricket board stated on Thursday.
Back at the helm as chief coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri is likely to pitch for the return of bowling coach Bharath Arun despite the presence of Zaheer Khan in their ranks. CAC did not take Shastri into confidence while recommending Zaheer.
Few bowlers in the history of Indian cricket had more control on their craft as Zaheer Khan and if he can pass on the knowledge and wisdom to the current crop then Indian pace bowling will benefit a lot.
A patient listener, Zaheer’s contemporaries and younger peers would readily confide in him.
Ravi Shastri was appointed as the head coach of the Indian cricket team while former India cricketer Zaheer Khan was appointed as the bowling coach for the team. BCCI also handed former India skipper Rahul Dravid a role as batting consultant for specific overseas tours.
Chak De girl Sagarika Ghatge has been making news for her public appearances with cricketer Zaheer Khan. The two who were secretly dating each other since a long time, got engaged last month, and made their relationship official. Now, the two are often seen spending quality time with each other. Sagarika was recently seen in Irada, which also starred Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.