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WATCH: Video of Virat Kohli explaining Yo-Yo Test to Narendra Modi trends on social media

Narender Modi (left) and Virat Kohli (right)
Narender Modi (left) and Virat Kohli (right) (Source: Twitter)

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WATCH: Video of Virat Kohli explaining Yo-Yo Test to Narendra Modi trends on social media

An old video of Virat Kohli explaining to Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi the significance of the Yo-Yo Test has gone viral on social media following the Indian Cricket Board review meeting on Sunday (January 1) of the men’s team performance. This follows the Board’s announcement that the Yo-Yo Test and DEXA scan will be requirements for selection into the Indian team.

In a 2020 Fit India Dialogue conversation with PM Modi, Kohli stated that the test was crucial because India’s fitness standards are so low in comparison to other cricketers. He won’t be chosen for the team, according to the then-all-format captain of the Indian cricket team.

“This Test was very important from fitness point of view. If we talk about global fitness level, our fitness level is still low compared to other teams and we want to take it up, which is a basic requirement,” Kohli told PM Modi.

“I’m the one who goes to run first and this is the condition that if I fail that I am also not available for selection. It is important to set that culture and it will lead to improvement in overall fitness levels,” he added.

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Due to the test requirements, a few Indian players, including Ambati Rayudu for the 2019 England series, were left off the squad. The COVID-19 pandemic had, however, caused the test to be dropped by the team selectors during the selection process.

The Indian team has had a number of injuries over the past year or two, and the Board’s most recent move is an attempt to address the problem. During the series against Bangladesh last month, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma criticized the use of players who weren’t fully fit.

In the Yo-Yo test, an individual must run behind two markers that are kept 20 meters apart from one another. It is a taxing fitness test. The test is an extension of the beep test since the test-taker must pass the second marker before the second beep and return to the starting point before the third beep.

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