Yo-Yo Test is now a compulsory constraint to book a berth in the Indian squad. Ambati Rayudu, Sanju Samson and other notable cricketers failed to represent the side as they were unable to clear the same. Even the coach and the skipper had said in an interview that its a “must” as the player should be conscious of his fitness levels.
The current benchmark to clear the test is 16.1. Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey are now the stalwarts in this test as they achieved a personal best of 19. But if you think this test is just for cricket, then you are wrong.
Indian hockey player Sardar Singh achieved all-time best of an Indian athlete by scoring 21.4. This news has set the social media on fire as the fans are enthralled by his fitness levels. But what made him to turn like a beast and set such benchmarks?
The 32-year old admitted that his exclusion from Azlan Shah tournament had a considerable impact on his career. He said that he was very determined to mark his appearance on the field within a short span of time and this certainly motivated him. He will now be a part of Asian games at Jakarta. India will be defending their title and a gold in this tournament can book a berth for 2020 Olympics.
Asian games will commence today and takes place till September 2nd.
Cricfit wishes Indian contingent all the very best to come out in flying colors.