Aakash Chopra deciphers the intricacies of the yo-yo Test
Ambati Rayudu fell prey to the Test and was evicted from the squad.
Updated - Jun 17, 2018 11:48 am
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made the yo-yo Test a mandatory in order for a cricketer to stay put in his position in the national team. Recently, the Test was conducted and a number of players, including the likes of Mohammed Shami, Ambati Rayudu, and Sanju Samson had to face the wrath of eviction from the national team, which came as a massive blow for the trio.
Navdeep Saini, Suresh Raina, and Ishan Kishan turned out to be replacements for the three dropped cricketers. The Indian team, both senior and the A-side, are scheduled to tour England later this month and preparations are going on in a rigorous manner for the teams. Last time around, India were beaten black and blue, especially in Tests and they will want to make amends for the disappointing outing.
A test of speed and endurance
Luckily enough, Virat Kohli, the skipper of the national team, passed the Test and will be heading to England. He suffered a neck sprain in the IPL owing to which his maiden County stint with Surrey was canceled. Meanwhile, Aakash Chopra, the former Indian batsman, tried to decipher the nuances of the rather ‘cursed’ yo-yo Test and mentioned the same as a tricky task than clearing 10th Board Exams.
Chopra reminisced how even the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Raina, and Washington Sundar also drooped in the examination and now Shami, Samson, and Rayudu has also been added to the list. Aakash also put forth the techniques of the Beep Test where one had to run and the levels used to increase (the time between the two beeps gets reduced) and termed the yo-yo Test as a modified version of the Beep Test.
The current test examines the speed and endurance of the players. Thereafter, Chopra talked about how a person needs to sprint continuously as the recovery time gets reduced, giving very less time for the players to catch their breath back. Aakash also iterated that it’s not a gigantic task to come out trumps in the test and believes that a player should be able to pass.
Here is a detailed video of the same
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 17, 2018