While most of us wouldn’t think it right to be wearing shades when indoors, Zak carries his off quite stylishly.
We met Zaheer Khan last Friday just before he could catch his flight. In his red RCB polo, relaxed gray pants and loafers, the Cricketer looked quite composed for a man who had taken three wickets the previous day.
Talking about Cricket, new hairstyles and food among other things, this is Sher Singh’s exclusive interview with our ‘Man of the Match’.
Sher Singh: How do you celebrate after winning a match?
Zak: It always feels good after winning. When we won the match on the 17th there was a small get together – just the team members and a few friends.
SS: Your fans are asking, ‘Why have you grown your hair?’
Zak: (Laughs) I’ve grown my hair just because I just needed some change. I’ve had short hair for a while and I thought let’s try something different. I’ve always been experimenting with my hair and this is something new I have tried and yes, I’m loving it.
SS: One of them specifically asked, “ZAK is there a fashion in Team India’s Senior Cricketers to have long hair these days, example Sachin, Dada, Dhoni and you?
Zak: Well all I can say is, I started it. (Laughs)
SS: What do you have to say to your fans?
Zak: Well we reached an interesting stage of the tournament and it’s been amazing to see so many teams actually winning more than 50% of the games. And it’s been really confusing to tell who would qualify. But yes, it’s been amazing and everyone’s been superb in terms of support. So I would just tell my fans to keep supporting the players.
SS: So you’re planning to come out with a New Clothing line. Could you give us a sneak preview.
Zak: Well you know that Cricket has always been my passion. So whenever I come out with my line of clothing it’ll be inspired by Cricket and have many elements of the game. For example, the ‘swing’ which I am related to, the Cricket ball that I use and stuff like that.
SS: And Zak, is there something we don’t know about you yet?
Zak: I am a complete foodie. I have some restaurants; I love travelling and trying different cuisines.
SS: How would you tell your fans and your fellow cricketers to #BeASport?
Zak: Well #BeASport means a lot to me. Without even you realizing it, you can be helping others and I personally feel that it’s the best thing you could do. That’s what is special about #BeASport. Whoever I have talked to about the movement is very excited about how just a ‘click’ can help so many kids.