Pakistan's Hasan Ali Surpasses Virat Kohli in Yo-Yo Test Score
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Hasan Ali Surpasses Virat Kohli in Yo-Yo Test Score

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Pakistan medium-pacer  Hasan Ali has leapfrogged the Yo-Yo Test score of Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday (September 3) ahead of Asia Cup 2018 in Lahore.

Star bowling all-rounder Ali has claimed a new score of 20 points ahead of Virat Kohli, who was standing in between 19.1-19.3. However, it has been proven according to several reports of Kohli.

Spinning all-rounder Imad Wasim failed the test as he managed to score only 17.2 points. The minimum target to qualify the test was set as 17.4. He was just short of 0.2 points to clear the test.

Yo-Yo test is a mandatory test to pass to get a chance in the Indian side.

However, several players have failed to clear the test in the past including Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, and Ambati Rayudu respectively.

Moreover, England and New Zealand set the benchmark of 19 points whereas India sets a minimum score of 16.1. The Asian countries like Sri Lanka and Pakistan kept their minimum score of 17.4.

Hasan Ali Surpasses Virat Kohli in Yo-Yo Test Score
Hasan Ali beats Virat Kohli in the Yo-Yo test. Credit: Getty Images

Furthermore, Indian batsman, Manish Pandey was the fittest Indian cricketer who managed a score of 19.2.

Later, Mayank Dagar beats his score by scoring 19.3 in the Yo-Yo test. Meanwhile, former Indian hockey captain, Sardar Singh appreciated Kohli for his score in the tournament. He posted a score of 21.4 in the test and proved himself as fit and again returned in the squad for 2018 Asian Games.

Kohli is being sensational throughout the ongoing Test series against England with his bat and on field duty. Kohli scored 544 runs in the series so far, and he is the highest run-getter in the tournament.

Hasan Ali Surpasses Virat Kohli in Yo-Yo Test Score
Hasan Ali beats Virat Kohli in the Yo-Yo test

However, 24-year-old right-arm bowler, Ali played 33 One-day International matches for his country. He bagged 68 wickets to his name.

Hasan Ali made his ODI debut against Ireland on August 18, 2016, at Dublin. However, he is a medium-fast bowler with a simple bowling action and a blend of variations.

Pakistan has announced their 16-man squad for the Asia Cup 2018 scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Regular Team India skipper Virat Kohli to miss the 14th edition of the Asia Cup, as Hasan Ali after topping Yo-Yo test score is ready for the trademark ‘bomb explosion’ celebration.

Arijit Chatterjee

An avid sports lover