Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan is looking to make a comeback in the Champions League T20. He strained his left latissmus dorsi muscle during IPL this year and because of that he missed the tour of England.
He added, “I am looking forward to play in Champions League which is beginning next month. That’s a good goal to have but I have to see how my bowling rehab goes and what kind of feedback I get from my physio. I am starting my second phase of rehab this week which is bowling phase. Thereafter I will see how things unfold and hopefully in another five weeks or so, I will look to bowl 100 per cent.”
He added, “When injuries happen it’s not an easy phase to deal with. You have to be patient and work on recovery under right guidance. I have been doing the same thing every time I have had any injury. There are phases in rehab and when you are 100 per cent fit, you just come back. It’s one of my dream projects and it has got a straight connect to my career. Being an athlete you always have your share of injuries and I was no exception. Through those experiences where I was always going abroad for special advices, I felt that this kind of setup should be in India as well.“
On team India‘s performance in England, he added, “It’s a young team and we have to give them time. More they play in overseas conditions, more they will learn. That’s how we have done well in the past. The reason behind the overseas success in the past was that the team was settled. There were experienced players who were used to touring. Those things matter.”