Aussie pacer Peter Siddle puts on weight to regain speed

Sydney: Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said yesterday that he has gained five kg which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers.

Peter Siddle
Peter Siddle 

"If you put in more calories than you're burning then you're going to put on weight and build muscle.

It was pretty easy. Once I got home I stopped running, it makes it a little bit easier to maintain weight," Siddle was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald. "I put on nearly five kg. It's a lot of weight since the end of South Africa. I am feeling good and the diet hasn't changed."

Being a vegetarian, the 29-year-old's diet does not include meat, much against the usual eating habits of former Australian fast bowlers.

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