5 reasons why Zaheer Khan will add value to the Indian bowling line up

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#2 Can teach a thing or two about reverse swing

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Zaheer Khan has seen the game from close angles

Zaheer Khan, to many, is one of the pioneers of the reverse swing. He is arguably the best Indian pacer to deploy it effectively in matches. When the red cherry got old and lost its shine on one side, Zaheer Khan could make it dance like very few in the world – just look at what he did at Trent Bridge in 2007.

Indeed, one of England’s most lethal swinger, James Anderson, picked up the art of the reverse swing from the legendary Indian bowler. When the Englishman was asked about the source of inspiration of his reverse swings, he said: “From Zaheer Khan, we found it really difficult to face [in 2007].”

If James Anderson could learn the trick from Zaheer Khan and engrave his name among the best pacers in the world, then it is only logical to believe that the Indian fast bowlers would learn it better since Zaheer Khan will be tutoring them on a day-to-day basis.

Expect the likes of Bumrah and Bhuvi to swing the ball like never before.

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