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Washington Sundar passes Yo-Yo test

This Yo-Yo test was big for me but once it started all the pressure disappeared: Sundar

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Tamil Nadu spinner Washington Sundar has successfully passed the Yo-Yo test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru on Saturday. The off-spinner failed to clear the speed and endurance test in early October this year when he was almost certain to make his debut in the T20I series against Australia. The series ended level as the final game in Hyderabad was washed out.

It has been reported that on this occasion, Sundar cleared the qualification mark of 16.1. He might well get to play in the T20I series against Sri Lanka, later this year. India are currently playing Lankans in the ongoing Test series, and under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, the men in blue will turn out for the limited overs series.

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“Having failed to get through last time, there was a lot of pressure on me on this occasion, even more than in a key game. This Yo-Yo test was big for me but once it started all the pressure disappeared. I thought I paced myself well.” Sundar told Sportstar.

I had to rush to the NCA: Washington Sundar

He also explained how it was different from his last attempt.”The last call for Yo Yo came very soon after the Duleep Trophy final in which I batted and bowled in both the innings. I had to rush to the NCA.” He explained, “Perhaps I didn’t have enough time to recover for a physical test of this nature. This time I got more time after the Ranji game against Baroda. I was better prepared physically and mentally.”

Sundar had been a vital part of Tamil Nadu’s Ranji campaign this season. He thanked the coach and strength and conditioning coach for their support.“I learnt a lot during the Ranji season. I want to thank coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar and strength and conditioning coach Ramji Srinivasan for their belief in me and their inputs.”

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