Zaheer Khan to train with Gary Kirsten in Cape Town

Updated: 09 September 2013 15:10 IST

Senior Indian pacer Zaheer Khan, who returned from a rigorous six-week training session in France last month, will now be travelling to South Africa where he will work with Gary Kirsten for three weeks.

Senior India pacer Zaheer Khan will be training with former India coach Gary Kirsten to win his place back in the national team.

Zaheer, who returned from a rigorous six-week training session in France last month, will now be travelling to Cape Town where he will work with Kirsten for three weeks.

"Zaheer will be travelling to Cape Town to work with Kirsten for three weeks. He was to leave on September 6, but he still has to get his visa. Once that happens he will be off. There he will primarily work on his fielding and bowling," said Sudhir Naik to a national daily. The former opening batsman has been Zaheer's mentor.

A side-strain had ruled Zaheer out of action earlier this year and the 34-year-old veteran has been trying to get back in shape. Zaheer's last appearance for the national side came in December when India played England in the Kolkata Test. Zaheer, however, has managed to work hard and in the first part of his comeback plans, was in France with Yuvraj Singh where he reportedly lost six kgs.

With Kirsten assisting him, Zaheer can fast-track his plans as the entire Indian team previously benefited from the former South African batsman when he was the head coach.

Topics : India Gary Kirsten Cricket Yuvraj Singh Anil Kumble
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