Having made an unimpressive comeback to competitive cricket, temperamental pacer S Sreesanth [ Images ] has said fast bowlers take time to rediscover their rhythm after an injury lay-off.
Sreesanth had sustained a knee injury during the Test series against Sri Lanka [ Images ] while warming up for a nets session.
Playing for Board President's XI, Sreesanth, who is trying to break into the Test squad, had an ordinary day yesterday as he struggled to get his line and length right. Sreesanth gave away 41 runs in his 13 overs without any success.
However, he took two wickets and troubled the Aussie batsmen with his accurate line and length.
"I feel no shyness to say that I was struggling (yesterday). I would love to forget that (performance) from my book. It was not easy coming back from an injury, especially for a fast bowler. It takes time," Sreesanth told reporters after the end of the second day's play.
Sreesanth said his cousin from Australia [ Images ] called him today and told him about some comments doing round there, taking a dig at his performance and shortened run-up.
The pacer said he felt "motivated" to prove that he was capable of doing much more than his Saturday's poor show. Outspoken by nature and accused of being verbal, Sreesanth indicated that he had moulded his nature now.
"The same old talking Sree is gone. Now all focus on performance. I don't do talking now, but (talk) do it with wickets," he said.