Sydney: Set to make a return to the Australian cricket squad against Pakistan for the first Test in Dubai, pacer Peter Siddle said on Monday that he has gained five kg which has helped him regain the speed coach Darren Lehmann demands from his fast bowlers. (Also Read: Saeed Ajmal-Less Pakistan Seek to End 20-Year Australia Drought)
"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." (Read: Cricket Australia Sets up Amnesty Period to Report Match-Fixing Suspicions)