Zaheer Khan, the former Indian fast bowler who retired from all forms of International cricket added that he consulted Sachin Tendulkar before taking this call. He also added that he took the advice of Ajit Agarkar, Ashish Nehra, and his coaches before taking this decision. He added that he also had a chat with Tendulkar regarding his issues and the future, mainly in relation to cricket and how to serve Indian cricket in the future.
Zaheer Khan had a 14 year long career and he ended up being the 4th highest wicket taker for India, both in Tests and ODIs. He made his debut in 2000, in the ICC Knockout tournament against Kenya and last played an International game against NEw Zealand in Wellington in 2014. He has 282 Test wickets and 311 ODI wickets and was one of the chief architect of India’s road to victory in the 2011 World Cup.
Zaheer Khan has shown signs that he will soon be back as a coach and would love to contribute to the game. IPL 2016 will be his last major cricketing assignment as a bowler. He agreed that the had more injuries in his career, than what he would have liked, which did hamper his career. He also added that the fact the he was able to make so many comebacks did please him.
Praises came in from several former Indian and other International cricketers, as well as the current ones after Zaheer decided to call it a day.