The only bright spot in 2013 for Zaheer Khan was being called up to the Test squad for the tour of South Africa. He was dropped after a poor home series against England, where he picked up just 4 wickets in 88 overs. His spot as strike bowler in the limited overs side was taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. To make matters worse, he had a bad IPL season. However, his hard work during his intensive training camp in France got him a call-up.
Fast Fact: ?Zaheer Khan has made his comeback intentions clear by joining a six-week rigorous fitness training camp in France and losing 5 kg.