Yo-Yo Test is not hard, reckons Dinesh Karthik

With fitness being the most important criteria for selection in Team India, the Yo-Yo Test is a term, which we have been hearing since last few months. Virat Kohli had already made cleared about his choice of players for the upcoming World Cup in 2019. He is one of the fittest cricketers in international cricket and want to see fellow teammates on the same level. There is no way for any player to be part of the team until and unless he is fit.

Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, the two veteran cricketers, who have failed Yo-Yo test on many occasions, shouldn’t feel disheartened if Dinesh Karthik is to be believed. The wicket-keeper batsman has said that benchmark of 16.1 in Yo-Yo test is achievable, one just have to be careful and attentive. He has been part of the Indian team, making useful contributions in the middle order. Dinesh was praised by Sourav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh for one of his good knocks in the ODI series against New Zealand.

“The current benchmark is pretty achievable. Anybody who puts in a bit of effort can reach that mark. There is nothing earth-shattering about it. It only starts getting tougher from 17.5 onwards. There has been a lot of hue and cry about it but it is pretty achievable for most sportsmen,” Karthik told PTI.


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