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Shubman Gill beats Virat Kohli in Yo-Yo test score as India prepare for Asia Cup 2023

Shubman Gill beats Virat Kohli in Yo-Yo test score as India prepare for Asia Cup 2023

The Indian cricket team recently took the tough Yo-Yo fitness test as part of their training for the Asia Cup 2023, which everyone is looking forward to.

This important evaluation is a key part of picking players and making sure that the team is in great physical shape. Let's look at how some of India's best players did on their Yo-Yo tests and what's new at their training camp.

The Yo-Yo Test Scores: A Glimpse into Fitness Levels

The Yo-Yo test measures aerobic endurance and has become a symbol for cricket fitness. The current passing number for Indian cricketers is 16.5, which shows that they need to be very fit to play for their country.

Virat Kohli's Bold Revelation: 17.2

Virat Kohli, who used to be India's captain, caused a stir when he posted his Yo-Yo test score of 17.2 on his Instagram story.

This move was criticised by the top leaders of the BCCI, who said that this kind of information should be kept secret.

Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya Pass with Flying Colors

Both Captain Rohit Sharma and Vice-Captain Hardik Pandya passed the Yo-Yo test, but they won't say what their marks were. These results show that they are ready for the Asia Cup.

The Variability of Yo-Yo Test Scores

It's important to know that Yo-Yo test scores can change depending on things like the amount of work and how fit you are each day. A player who gets a certain score one day might play differently the next, which makes the evaluation less predictable.

KL Rahul's Uncertain Participation

KL Rahul took part in the fitness drills even though he was hurt, but he allegedly did not do the Yo-Yo test. His readiness to keep wickets is still a worry, and his growth will be watched closely.

Shreyas Iyer Gets the Green Light

When middle-order batter Shreyas Iyer came back from an illness, the NCA gave him the all-clear. But his health will continue to be closely watched to make sure he's ready to play.

Cricket Stars from Dublin to Focus on Skill-Set

Cricketers like Jasprit Bumrah, Sanju Samson, Prasidh Krishna, and Tilak Varma, who are joining the team from Dublin, will not take the Yo-Yo test. Instead, they will focus on the skills part of the camp, which will make it easier for them to adjust.

Comprehensive Medical Checks and Match Simulations

In addition to the Yo-Yo test, the cricketers are getting full physical checks. These include tests for lipid profiles, blood sugar levels, uric acid, calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, creatinine, testosterone, and Dexa. The goal of the medical exams is to make sure that the players are in good health.

In the next few days, the Indian cricket team will play simulated matches while head coach Rahul Dravid and hitting coach Vikram Rathour watch. These practise lessons will be an important part of how they get ready for the 2023 Asia Cup.