<img alt="Injury-plagued S Sreesanth still wants to bowl fast" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130114212537.jpg" title="Injury-plagued S Sreesanth still wants to bowl fast" /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <br /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> S Sreesanth said he doesn't want to compromise on speed © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Jaipur: Jan 30, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> To recall the number of times <a href="/tags/S-Sreesanth/post" target="_blank">S Sreesanth</a> has injured himself is always going to be one hell of a task, but the pacer, despite sustaining about a dozen fractures on his toe, is not ready to compromise on speed.<br /> <br /> "I bowled more than 150 overs in three Ranji matches which I played this season and I feel I am fully fit. The last season went in drain for me as I had to face many injuries.<br /> <br /> "But I'm not scared of those and won't compromise on speed. I still want to bowl fast. I have reduced my run up from 36 to 23 yards and feel confident," said Sreesanth, who was on Tuesday <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Virender-Sehwag-to-lead-Rest-of-India-in-Irani-Cup-Cheteshwar-Pujara-excluded/22534" target="_blank">picked in the Rest of India squad</a>.<br /> <br /> The nippy pacer said that he is focused on his preparations.<br /> <br /> "I want to make most of these opportunities. I know making a comeback into Indian team will not be easy but my job is to give my best. I am not thinking of selections but I want to focus on preparations and play with same passion."<br /> <br /> "I never thought I would be able to sit before you people addressing a press conference. I had sustained about dozen fractures in my toe and never thought I would play again. I am thankful to <a href="/tags/BCCI/post" target="_blank">BCCI</a>, Rajasthan Royals and many others.<br /> <br /> "After two months on [a] wheelchair, I had to walk around in crutches for another three months. But now I have no fear factor in my mind and want to bowl as fast ever."<br /> <br /> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" scrolling="no" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/phsIC9xT-s4?feature=oembed" width="628"></iframe><br /> <br /> Asked why <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a> was still struggling to produce quality pacers, he said, "There are many Indian bowlers like Umesh Yadav, Zaheer, me and a few others who can bowl close to 140-145. Even the likes of <a href="/tags/Dale-Steyn/post" target="_blank">Dale Steyn</a> or (Brett) Lee do not always bowl at 150.<br /> <br /> "You have to bowl the right length in right areas. We have to bowl according to situation and vary our speed. If asked I can generate more speed."<br /> <br /> Sreesanth refused to believe that Pakistan was able to produce quality pacers consistently.<br /> <br /> "Most of their pacers play club cricket and are infused into international level right from there. Where is the consistency? In contrast we have a few good pacers who are very consistent."