Know the fitness test that Yuvraj Singh failed.
One more thing that has changed a lot is the significance given to the player’s fitness. During those days your skills were enough to play for the team. There was slightest importance given to fitness of individual players. Once Former Indian cricketer Sandip Patel broke his floating rib in the practice match and carried the injury throughout the 1983 World Cup. “Indian cricket was different back than, there was no outside help, or any physios to consult with, and injuries were just considered part of the game” he said in an interview.
Currently the fitness is the biggest challenge among the aspiring players. Recently, Yuvraj Singh could not clear a fitness for a Sri Lanka tour in his first attempt. The fitness test conducted was ‘Yo-Yo test’.
The Yo-Yo score is given to each performance where 19.5 is set a minimum score. Indian cricket team skipper scored 21 whereas Yuvraj Singh could only score 16.5 in his first attempt.
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