Srinath and Nehra laud Zaheer Khan Performance in the ‘ICC World Cup’ 2011
The Indian pacers, Javagal Srinath and Ashish Nehra laud Zaheer Khan concluded with an instrumental performance in the ‘International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup’ 2011.
“To finish as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker speaks volume of his ability to bowl on flat sub-continent wickets. There aren’t too many pacers in the world, who understand these conditions better than Zaheer”, said Srinath.
Referring to the India’s match against England, Srinath pronounced that Zaheer helped his team by his superb bowling. Moreover, Zaheer also played a vital role in a losing cause against South Africa in the league phase matches of the World Cup.
Srinath further added that Zaheer gave marvelous and quick bowling performance in the year 2003, and by serving his team at crucial moments in this tournament, he showed the maturity level of game which he has achieved.
The pacer ended the tournament, with 21 wickets along with the Pakistani skipper, Shahid Afridi who attained the figures till the semi-final stage of the event.
On the other hand, the pacer, Nehra who himself was part of the World Cup 2011 campaign, said that he has never seen a cricketer like Zaheer, who fought with injuries and came back with greater strength to become the best bowler
all over the world.
Nehru reported to the media that “He is a master bowler, knows exactly what to do with both the new and old ball. The young pacers in the side are lucky that Zaheer is there to guide them”.
Nehra asserted that Zaheer he has the ability to improve, as no one had thought of the splendid performance he showed in the tournament. He said that the most remarkable thing about Zaheer is that he judges the batsmen’s strengths
and weaknesses and then bowls accordingly.
Nehra said that the pacer delivers every ball with proper strategy in his mind, and while answering a question he said that people will start knowing pacer with reference to his recent marvelous performance.
In 23 World Cup innings, the 32 year-old has claimed 44 wickets at an average of 20.22, including his best bowling innings of 5/42 against Sri Lanka at Margao, on 14 February 2007.