Kolkata, Mar 11: India's fast bowling sensation Ishant Sharma should concentrate on building muscles and need not cut down on his pace, according to former Australian coach John Buchanan.
"At the moment, inspite of injuries, I don't think he should reduce his pace. But he should build more muscles so that his body can sustain the extra pressure," Buchanan told newspersons in Kolkata on Monday.
The 19-year-old gangling Sharma has been hailed as the find of the Australian tour after he emerged as India's most successful bowler with 14 scalps from nine games in the tri-series to enable his side pull up a stunning upset over the team from Down Under.
Buchanan, however, had a word of caution.
"Ishant is a player who India would like to spearhead their bowling in the coming years. He needs to be handled carefully," he said.