Zaheer Khan to be bowling ‘consultant on overseas tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team’

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.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 13, 2017 8:55 pm
zaheer khan, india bowling coach, ravi shastri, india coach Zaheer Khan will be overseas bowling consultant for the Indian cricket team.

Zaheer Khan, India’s newly-appointed bowling consultant, will only be with the team on a tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team, a BCCI release stated on Thursday. Newly appointed head coach Ravi Shastri had stated that he prefers Bharat Arun as a part of his staff.

The BCCI, while expressing gratitude to the CAC comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, said in the statement that the CAC consulted Ravi Shastri “and decided on having Batting and Bowling consultants on overseas tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team.” It was earlier explicitly stated that Rahul Dravid had been hired as a batting consultant for overseas tours and Zaheer Khan as bowling consultant. Details of Zaheer’s contract, though, was yet to be finalised as of Thursday morning.

According to Times of India, while Shastri was not averse to the appointment of Zaheer, he was wary of the fact that the latter had almost no former experience as a coach, as opposed to Bharat Arun. Shastri’s choice of bowling coach was always Arun.

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  1. K
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    Good choice of Bowling Coach as apponinted by BCCI on tour to tour basis because Zaheer Khan had vast experience with good ideas about reverse swing and nuckle ball will very much helpful for Indian Fast bowlers during abrpad trips.
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    Manu USA
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    Ravi Sastry is a politician. He should not be coach at all. He has been ripping BCCI for long time. He needs to go.
  3. S
    Shailesh naik
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:26 pm
    Late service but OK
  4. S
    Syama uppuluri
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:26 pm
    I feel that both Zahir Khan and Rahul Dravid should not accept the posts, and retain their dignity. After all, both of them are much much more capable than this Ravi Sastry. After a certain stage in life personal honor is more important than slavery money. I only hope that they will listen to their conscience.
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    Hari Haran
    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm
    A well mannered gentle man need more better jobs . He is India's favourite.
  6. A
    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    Cow vigilantism question Minorities but coming from Brahmin family Ravi Shastri eats beef. What can you do you cowards Cow Vigilantis. Cannot fight for real issues, have criminal tendencies and trying to behave as a moral police. What a load of s_h_it.
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