Off-colour Ishant Sharma needs to balance his workload and the ongoing India-Sri Lanka Test series is a golden opportunity for the beanpole pacer to regain his form, said former pace spearhead Javagal Srinath.
"At the age of 20-21, the more you bowl the better you get. But somewhere down the line one needs to strike a balance," Srinath told reporters here today.
"And this is where he requires sports science. I feel with time Ishant will also learn the importance of that," Srinath said.
Ishant has not been the same bowler he looked like in Australia last year but Srinath still sounded impressed by the youngster.
"Ishant is playing quite a few Twenty20 and ODIs and on such flat wickets any bowler is bound to go for runs. But he has wonderful potential. He has set very high standards for himself.
"The Test series against Sri Lanka is a great platform for Ishant to hit the line and length. It is a great opportunity to experiment and get back his rhythm," added Srinath.