Zaheer Khan has been named as the captain of the Delhi Daredevils team in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Zaheer Khan was sidelined most of the 2014 season with a muscle strain which prompted the Mumbai Indians to release him ahead of the auction following which the Delhi Daredevils picked him for the 2015 season for $660,000. Delhi Daredevils Mentor Rahul Dravid looked happy about Zaheer’s appointment as the leader of the team. Speaking about the appointment, Dravid praised his former team-mate for his confidence, stating that he will infuse confidence in the team.
Rahul Dravid said: ” Zaheer has been a leader for a very long time. Anyone who has followed Indian cricket will know the impact Zak has had. He has always proven himself to be one of the leaders. Zak has a big personality, but it is the steel, focus and drive behind the outward confidence which I think he will bring to the captaincy and that I am sure will inspire the rest of the team. He has the respect of the dressing room and the franchise is proud to have him as our captain. I would like to congratulate him on the appointment and wish him, and the rest of the squad all the very best.”
Zaheer Khan IPL career, he has picked up 82 scalps in 77 games at an economy of 7.53. He retired from the international game with 311 wickets in 92 Tests and 282 wickets in 200 ODIs and played a key role in India’s 50-over World Cup triumph at home in 2011.
Zaheer Khan said: “It is a huge honor to captain Delhi Daredevils. To get this responsibility is a way for me to get back to the game. I firmly believe that with the players currently involved we have the makings of a very good side, a young side that can surprise people. The potential of this group of players is immense and it is now up to us as players to turn that potential into consistent performances.”
Zaheer Khan to lead #DilliBoys as the captain of the Delhi Daredevils squad for season 2016.
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) March 28, 2016
Zaheer Khan named captain of the Delhi Daredevils IPL team for 2016.
— ANI (@ANI_news) March 28, 2016