Zaheer, who has been out of the team since December last year, had a fitness camp in France recently. He trained with Yuvraj Singh in Europe.
"After the fitness training Zaheer has taken in France, he seems fit and agile enough to lead the Indian bowling attack," Laxman was quoted as saying by "The Times of India" here on Sunday (September 1). Laxman was at Zaheer's sports lounge in Pune.
Talking about his post-retirement life, the Hyderabadi said he is enjoying time with family.
"I had performed better in the second innings of my cricketing career. Now, too, I am enjoying my second innings post-retirement. I have been giving a lot of time to my family, which was not possible earlier. It is a pretty relaxed life," Laxman said.