‘It’s frustrating to miss Eng series’

Mumbai :  Veteran pacer Zaheer Khan said it was disappointing to miss the England series due to the injury as he had undergone rigorous training sessions to be part of the squad.

“I am missing playing cricket. I was preparing for English tour for a long time and that was one of the reasons why I went through all those regimes before but when things happen, you don’t have any control over it,” Zaheer said at the launch of his fitness and physiotherapy services based company ProSport.

“You don’t have any control over injuries and doesn’t matter how much ever you train it is the one thing that you can’t control as a sportsman. It was frustrating but you have to take things in your stride and do the right thing,” he said.

The 35-year old had strained his left latissimus dorsi muscle during the IPL ruling him out of the series.

Zaheer said that even after covering all bases, it was frustrating to get injured.

“So you can do everything right and cover all the angles and still go and get injured and in most cases that is what happens and it is most frustrating. When you get injured you always ask I did everything right, why did it have to be me. You just have to be in the present and the best thing that you can do in that particular moment,” he added.

England player Moeen Ali was warned by ICC for wearing wristbands in support of Gaza and Khan said it is up to an individual and there shouldn’t be restrictions. “I think it is an individual choice. What you are wearing on your wrist, I think it is an individual call. There shouldn’t be restrictions on that,” he said.

—PTI

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