In January, the Board of Cricket Council of India (BCCI) reintroduced the Yo-Yo fitness test and Dexa (bone scan test) among the eligibility criteria for selection in the Indian cricket team. Meanwhile, Legendary India opener Virender Sehwag has made a startling comment regarding the Yo-Yo test.
“There was a trend in the Indian team that if you fail the Yo-Yo test, you won’t get a chance. If this was the case during our time, then a lot of legendary players wouldn’t have been part of the team because they would have failed the Yo-Yo test,” Sehwag said.
“During that time, the focus was on skills. Who will win you matches: One who performs well or the one who runs better? If you want good runners, then have them run marathons, no need to play cricket. That’s what I believe,” he added.
Skill is more important: Virender Sehwag
“Time has changed. During our time, the focus was on practicing and improving skills be it fielding, bowling or batting. Gym may help me in improving my career span and it’s important but it’s different for everyone. If body permits weightlifting, then do it. But if you have concerns, be it back issue, knee problem, then there should be a limit. Skill is more important,” he concluded.