Ravichandran Ashwin    IANS
Ravichandran Ashwin IANS

Virat Kohli and the Indian team management have made it clear that fitness is paramount if one has to remain in the Indian cricket team. And why not? Playing all three formats can take a toll, and players should be up for it. Fitness serves as a perfect appetite for players, showcasing their willingness to go the extra yard off the field. BCCI have implemented a compulsory Yo-Yo fitness test as well. The latest to clear the test is Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

Ashwin, currently involved in Ranji Trophy 2017-18, went to Bengaluru for Yo-Yo fitness test ahead of Round 2 of the domestic tournament. He shared the result of the test on his official Twitter handle.

Ashwin further added, “I am a man for systems and any system put in place, I would strive my level best to try and match up to it. Every leader has his own vision of how to bring the team about. This is the vision of the current leadership group and it s important to respect it,”

What is Yo-Yo test?

In the test, two sets of cones are placed 20m apart, forming two lines. The players run between the lines as the beep starts and turn once the beep is deemed silent. The pace of the beep increases per minute, so does the speed of the cricketers; those who do not make the line on time, contend with more beeps.

BCCI is said to have set 16.1 as the benchmark score to clear Yo-Yo test.