[caption id="attachment_624112" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-624112" alt="Zaheer Khan Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Zaheer-Khan.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Zaheer Khan Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>New Delhi:</strong> Hailing the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/cac" target="_blank">Cricket Advisory Committee</a> (CAC) for its decision to appoint <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Zaheer-Khan" target="_blank">Zaheer Khan</a> as bowling consultant of the national team, several teammates of the former star pacer wished him all the luck with his new assignment. "Very happy for my brother @ImZaheer being appointed bowling coach for @BCCI! All the best with this new role fella #bestchoice #bestbowler," veteran India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who won the 2011 ODI World Cup with Zaheer, tweeted. Veteran batsman Suresh Raina added: "Congratulations @ImZaheer @RaviShastriOfc &amp; #RahulDravid. Best wishes for a successful tenure with TeamIndia." <strong><a title="Cricket experts raise eyebrows on appointment of new Team India coaches" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-experts-raise-eyebrows-on-appointment-of-new-team-india-coaches-624081">Cricket experts raise eyebrows on appointment of new Team India coaches</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Former India batsman Mohammed Kaif also hailed the decision, terming it as a "fantastic move". Kaif also hoped that the focus will now be on cricket after the India coach issued dragged on for a long time. "Having @ImZaheer as bowling coach is a fantastic move. Wish Team India good luck under Ravi Shastri. Hopefully d focus will be on cricket now," Kaif tweeted. After much deliberations, CAC members Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman chose the 55-year-old Shastri as the head coach for a two-year tenure, lasting till the 2019 ICC World Cup. Shastri had earlier served as the Team Director from 2014 to 2016, when he guided the team to the semi-finals of the 2015 ICC World Cup and 2016 ICC World T20. <strong><a title="Ravi Shastri appointed Team India coach, Rahul Dravid overseas batting consultant, Zaheer Khan bowling coach" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ravi-shastri-appointed-team-india-coach-rahul-dravid-overseas-batting-consultant-zaheer-khan-bowling-coach-623904">Ravi Shastri appointed Team India coach, Rahul Dravid overseas batting consultant, Zaheer Khan bowling coach</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Besides Shastri, former India pacer Zaheer Khan and current India A and Under-19 coach Rahul Dravid were selected as the bowling consultant and overseas batting consultant, respectively.