Ravi Shastri, India
Ravi Shastri. Credits: PTI

Last Update on: June 13th, 2018 at 01:36 pm

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Team India head coach, Ravi Shastri has reportedly increased the Yo-Yo fitness test passing score. The former India all-rounder has increased the passing score from 16.1 to 16.3.

The move is made to make sure that the players take their fitness more seriously. We noticed fast bowler Mohammed Shami getting dropped from the Indian squad after he failed to clear the Yo-Yo Test.

Delhi’s fast bowler, Navdeep Saini was named as the replacement of Shami for the Afghanistan Test.

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri. Credits: PTI

Indian Cricket has reached new heights because of maintaining a high level of Fitness.

Meanwhile, we also noticed players like Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh having their issues in clearing the Fitness Test in the past.

However, India’s head coach has taken the decision keeping in mind India’s foreign tours. Furthermore, the upcoming World Cup will be played in England. Thus, the fitness of the players is number one priority of team management.

Ravi Shastri Raises the Yo-Yo Test Passing Score
Indian team celebrates a wicket. Credits: Getty Images

“Ravi has instructed that every player must pass the Yo-Yo test. He has taken the decision keeping in view the tough overseas assignments for the team, including next year’s World Cup,” the source said as quoted by Mumbai Mirror.

In fact, this decision is taken by the Indian team management, India A team management and the selection committee.

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Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has raised the bar of fitness in the Indian Cricket. Thus, the other players have also followed the footsteps of the skipper.

Team India in a huddle. Credits: BCCI Twitter.

It is great to note that Indian Cricket has touched new heights in the recent past.

Consequently, a lot of credit goes to the fitness of the players. The players have worked hard on their bodies, and therefore, they have reaped rich fruits for their work off the field.

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