New Delhi: Not many believed Zaheer Khan was the right man to lead Delhi Daredevils in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League.
However, Zak has done a phenomenal job with the young DD side and the results are there for everyone to see.
It is no secret that the former left-arm pacer boasts of a sharp cricketing acumen and was even jokingly nicknamed 'gyan baba' in the Indian dressing room.
On Monday, Zak's former teammate Gautam Gambhir endorsed the DD skipper for a coaching role with the Indian national team.
The BCCI has still not finalized on the candidate for the top job, but Gambhir feels Zak should be considered for the role.
"I remember reading one of Harsha Bhogle’s recent columns in which he suggested Zaheer Khan isn’t too far from becoming the coach of the India team. I agree, although I am not sure whether Zak will be overall coach or bowling coach. The man is full of knowledge and skill. Plus, he is someone who prefers to do the job by being in the background," Gambhir wrote in his Hindustan Times column.
"I have known Zak for long to declare that his skills with the ball are par excellence. The way he chokes his victims is exemplary. I am not sure if he is keen given his other engagements, but I won’t look too far if he is interested for the coach’s job," the KKR skipper further added.
Zaheer was in fine form against Gambhir's Kolkata side, picking up three wickets in Match 26.