Before the T20I tour of Ireland, India batsman Rohit Sharma has cleared the hurdle of much talked about Yo-Yo endurance test.
Informing the same, Rohit took to social photo Instagram and posted a picture with a caption: “Yo-Yo ✔️ See you shortly Ireland”.
There was a plenty of buzz concerning Rohit’s fitness test as he reportedly failed to cross the Yo-Yo obstacle during the recently concluded Indian Premier League. This news would certainly comfort the Indian fans and the team management.
Following the Ireland tour, Team India will head off for an extended England tour (3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 5 Tests). No wonder, India skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri want a super fit squad for the tough assignment in UK.
Recently, Ambati Rayudu was left out from the India squad for England ODIs. Suresh Raina was called in as Rayudu’s replacement after the former cleared the fitness test. Before Rayudu, India speedster Mohammed Shami was omitted from the one-off Test against Afghanistan for the same reason. Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini had replaced Shami for the historic Test in Bangalore.
Moreover, Sanju Samson was dropped from India A squad for the tri-series in England involving England Lions and West Indies 'A'. Samson was replaced by Ishan Kishan in the touring squad.
It has been learnt that for the current Indian team, 16.1 and upwards was considered as the good enough ‘Yo-Yo’ score. A player ought to clock at least 16.1 in the test to be a part of Virat Kohli led national side.