Delhi Daredevils [DD] Announced Zaheer Khan as Captain For IPL 2016 : On 28 March 2016 Ipl franchise Delhi Daredevil appointed Zaheer Khan AS a Team Captain for Ipl 2016 Season 9 . Indian left Arm Fast Bowler Zaheer Will play 2nd times for Delhi Daredevils.
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Zaheer Khan himself was delighted with his new role and said:
“Its an huge honor to captain Delhi Daredevils. To get this responsibility is a way for me to give 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.”
And See what Delhi Daredevil Team Mentor 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 announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 October 2015 and On Twitter in a tweet saying
“I bid adieu to my career in international cricket. I look forward to signing off with IPL 9. #ZaksNewBeginning”
Zaheer Khan (zak) had earlier this season, having played 92 Tests with 311 wickets, whereas he scalped 282 ODI wickets in 200 matches. He also played 17 T20 Internationals for Team India.