How did Zaheer Khan, the former fast bowler of Team India, get selected? The story was told by Sourav Ganguly
Mumbai: Zaheer Khan has been named as the best fast bowler in the history of India. His performance in the history of cricket is memorable. He took 311 wickets in 92 Tests and 282 wickets in 200 ODIs. Sourav Ganguly has told a special story about how Zaheer Khan was selected in Team India.
In an interview to Bengali show Dadagiri, Sourav Ganguly told the story of Zaheer Khan’s election. Zaheer was selected over a phone. Virender Sehwag, Mohammad Kaif, R Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and VVS Laxman were present at the time.
Sourav Ganguly said, “When I was the captain, the team selection process was going on. That’s when I got the call. The phone belonged to Javagal Srinath. He said that a left-handed bowler is a fast bowler. He wants to be in the team. ‘ Ganguly also said that Zaheer was selected in the team over one of his phone calls.
Zaheer Khan expressed his feelings this time. ‘Indian Airlines and MRF Pace Foundation had a confrontation. At that time, Javagal Srinath had also participated in this match. I was also there to play in this match. I had taken 8 wickets in that match. At that time Srinath told me that I have heard your name a lot. You will play for Team India. ‘
Zaheer Khan played his first match for Kenya against Team India for the ICC Knockout Trophy. Zaheer made his Test debut in 2000 against Bangladesh. The last Test match was played against New Zealand in 2014. The T20 match was played against South Africa in 2006 and the last match was played in 2012 against South Africa.