Zaheer Khan begins practising after undergoing surgery

Zaheer Khan had recently informed that his recovery post surgery has been slow but positive Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Oct 15, 2011

India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, who has been out of action due to hamstring and ankle injuries suffered during India s tour of England, has begun practicing after undergoing surgery.

Zaheer wrote on Twitter, “Started bowling slowly few days back …feeling much better now :):)”

Few days ago, the left-arm seamer had informed that his recovery post-ankle surgery has been “slow but positive” and he has not set any timeframe for making his international comeback.

“The first phase of my rehab programme went off pretty well. I have started with the second phase of my rehab. I will be soon going to the National Cricket Academy. My progress has been slow but a positive one,” Zaheer said.

He also received the Arjuna Award from sports minister Ajay Maken’s residence, as he could not attend the awards function at the Rashtrapathi Bhawan on August 29 while recuperating from his ankle surgery.

Zaheer, who turned 33 last Saturday, said that he is taking one day at a time and not trying to rush his comeback.

“To start bowling, I have to get back the full strength in my ankle. Then I might play a few club matches or first-class matches. I am taking one day at a time and not setting any targets.”

He didn t commit on any specified date when asked whether he was eyeing India’s cricket tour of Australia for making a comeback.