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In a major boost to his hopes of returning to India’s limited-overs team as soon as possible, ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, on Wednesday (October 11), revealed the result after he underwent the much-talked about Yo-Yo endurance test at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
The Indian team management has made it compulsory for the players to pass the fitness test prior to getting selected in the national team. According to media reports, failing in this test was the very reason behind Yuvraj Singh‘s ouster from the team as well as Suresh Raina not being recalled. However, unlike Yuvraj and Raina, Ashwin has passed the test and is now eyeing a good outing in the Ranji Trophy for Tamil Nadu.
The 30-year old took to Twitter to reveal the news, as he wrote: “Been a good trip to Bangalore, yo yo test done and dusted. Now #backtothegrind #RanjiTrophy2017 #teamtamilnadu”
— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 11, 2017
Ashwin, who was not included in the limited-overs team for the series against Sri Lanka and Australia, is currently playing for Tamil Nadu. He played in the season-opener against Andhra, taking 6 wickets in the game but could not inspire his team to win the game or take the three points on the basis of first-innings total.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, the spin spearhead had said he has no problem in following the current team management and captain’s demands who want fitter and multidimensional players.
“I’m a man of the system. Any system put in place I strive to the best of my abilities to try and match up to it,” he had said. “Every leader has his own vision of how to bring the team about, and this is the vision of the current leadership group. It’s very important to respect it. If I were a leader, I would expect everyone else to respect it.
“I have been doing some great conditioning ever since I missed the IPL (Indian Premier League). I have trained pretty madly. I am completely in compliance with whatever they do,” he had added.