Ambati Rayudu Yo-yo Test India A
Ambati Rayudu. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Ambati Rayudu has said he was disappointed after not clearing the mandatory yo-yo test.

Rayudu was all set for a fairytale comeback to the national side after a stunning performance in the Indian Premier League. He played an integral role in Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) title-winning run this year. In fact, Rayudu had the best IPL with the bat, as he amassed 602 runs at a strike rate of 149.75 including one century.

I Was Disappointed With Myself That I Could Not Clear The Yo-Yo Test: Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu scored 602 runs in this year’s IPL (Credits: BCCI)

The form earned him a deserved call for the ODI series against England.

However, he got dropped from the squad after failing to clear the mandatory yo-yo test. It shattered his dreams of returning to the team after a two-year absence. Rayudu played last of his 34 ODIs in 2016 during the tour of Zimbabwe.

I Was Disappointed With Myself That I Could Not Clear The Yo-Yo Test: Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu had failed the Yo-Yo test (Credits: AFP)

He recently returned to action for India A in the Quadrangular series and made an instant impact. The right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 62 as India A thrashed Australia A by 5 wickets.

Speaking after the match, he said he was disappointed after failing the yo-yo test. But at the same time, he made it clear that he has nothing against strict fitness benchmark.

“I was disappointed with myself that I could not clear the test. Nothing against the test at all as everybody has to attain a certain fitness level playing for India. To be honest, I believe in it,” Rayudu told reporters.

“I was disappointed with myself as to why I could not clear the test so I worked towards it and cleared it,” Rayudu said.

He further expressed his delight over clearing the test, saying:

“I cleared it a few days back and I also got a call up and am happy to be back in the scheme of things.”

“I am happy that there is a certain kind of a benchmark. It is just that everybody has to respect it and move forward,” he added.

I Was Disappointed With Myself That I Could Not Clear The Yo-Yo Test: Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu starred for India A (Credits: AFP)

 

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