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India Cricketer Rubbishes Reports of Yo-Yo test Failure

Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, India vs New Zealand
Amit Mishra. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

More than Indian team’s performance the talk of the town nowadays has been the Yo-Yo test, which has caught everyone’s eye.

Ever since Virat Kohli has taken the reigns from former India skipper, MS Dhoni, the 28-year-old has emphasized on the fact that in order to get in the team, a player needs to pass certain fitness criteria and since then we have not seen the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina in the Indian set-up.

The bizarre news that has come out many times, is that both these Indian internationals have failed the test twice at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.

Along with Raina and Yuvraj Singh, there was news that leg-spinner Amit Mishra and youngster Washington Sundar have also failed the test, just before the start of the five-match ODI series between India and Australia.

The 34-year-old however, is surprised and called this news a rumor. Amit Mishra is currently going through rehab at NCA, to recover from a knee injury.

In an interview with Press Trust of India, the leg-spinner clarified the confusion regarding his YoYo test results.

“I want to set the record straight. I never appeared for the YoYo test. I was completely puzzled when I saw that I have failed the test. If I didn’t take the test in first place, how did I fail,” Mishra told PTI.

Mishra was further asked about how this news went viral, to which he replied that he doing his routine while other cricketers were giving their test, and maybe the person who provided the news, must’ve thought I was also a part of the group.

 “I was at the NCA doing my own running when a few other players were appearing for the YoYo test. I was there at the spot, doing my own routines. May be whoever provided the information thought I was also part of that group.” he added.

Amit Mishra was quick to tell the reporter that, he had a chat with the NCA trainer Ashish Kaushik, who cleared the whole matter with national selectors.

“Kaushik told me that he has informed the national selectors that I am yet to take YoYo test. I am waiting for the reports from physio and trainers at the NCA. As and when I get the green light, I will play Ranji Trophy for Haryana,” Mishra, who has 76 wickets in 22 Tests, said.


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