New Delhi: Former India fast bowler, Zaheer Khan, has said that he would consider the post of India's bowling coach, should the BCCI offer him the role? The bowling coach role is vacant at the moment after the board opted not to renew Bharath Arun’s contract, although it remains unclear if former bowler and head coach, Anil Kumble will require a specialist assistant in this department.
"Right now I am focused on what I have it on my plate, like playing the next season of the IPL. I am also spending a lot of energy on my business venture – a fitness chain. Those things are keeping me busy. But I am open to different roles," Zaheer said while promoting the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
Zaheer, who led Delhi Daredevils in the IPL last season, said coach has a bigger responsibility in the game even though it’s up to the players to perform. “It doesn’t matter whether the coach is a former bowler or batsman. All that counts is experience,” he added.
Zaheer was all prasie for Mohammed Shami and said that he has all the qualities to be the spearhead of India’s pace attack. “It’s good to see him getting his confidence back. He was away for 8-9 months due to injury and it took a little longer for recovery. And I have always endorsed the idea of playing more matches. It’s good for the bowlers, as they need to find a rhythm,” he said.