Last Update on: June 21st, 2018 at 07:21 pm
The Yo-Yo test has created controversy in the recent times and it is not expected to end anytime soon. Well, it has become mandatory for Indian players to pass such test, in order to be eligible for the national selection.
Hence, for the players, it is not only the performance but it will determine their fitness levels to pave a path to the Indian team.
Former Indian tweaker Erapalli Prasanna feels that it is absolutely unfair to determine the selection of players on the basis of ‘Yo-Yo tests’.
Moreover, there were a few players who have had been selected for India and India A squads respectively.
However on failing the Yo-Yo test they were replaced in the squad. After having a sensational IPL, this year, Rayudu was called back to the national squad for the limited-overs series against England.
However, he failed to pass the fitness test and was replaced by the southpaw Suresh Raina.
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami too failed to pass the fitness test ahead of the only Test against Afghanistan. Even Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) youngster Sanju Samson, who was selected in India A squad was also replaced.
Furthermore, Prasanna feels physical endurance test is better equipped for sports like basketball and tennis in particular. He feels that for a game which is played for a longer period, Yo-Yo tests shouldn’t be made mandatory.
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Physical endurance is more important in short games
Prasanna as saying.
Even in the past players like Yuvraj Singh, Washington Sundar and Suresh Raina have failed the fitness tests.
“I think, people who have been discarded on yo-yo tests, it is unfair for the players. Longevity of players in Test cricket should be tested. What is most important is that if someone can last long. In yo-yo test nobody can say he is fit or not fit,” Erapalli Prasanna said.
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