Zaheer Khan’s 10-wicket match haul sunk Bangladesh in the second Test but the Indian spearhead believes he is still some distance away from attaining his peak bowling fitness.
Zaheer, who underwent surgery in his shoulder in August last, said the injury-layoff allowed him to work on his bowling but he was not at his best yet. “Lot of things in bowling come from experience. I started late in my career and was out of the side due to injuries,” Zaheer said after scripting India's 10-wicket victory in the second Test.
“I think injuries helped me work on my bowling. I was fortunate that I could work on my bowling and make a comeback,” he said.
Zaheer's sterling performance earned him the Man-of-the-Match and Man-of-the-Series Awards but the left-arm seamer said he could get even better. “(I have) still a long way to go on my fitness. But to get back from the injury and bowling well is satisfying. I have started the season on a positive note and I am looking forward.
“An important series (against South Africa) is coming up and I am looking forward to do well,” said the pacer.
“I am happy with my first 10 wickets in a Test. I am in a zone where I am relaxed with my body and mind are in sync.”