Out of favour Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who is leading the Indian spin attack in Test crickets, has reportedly passed the much talked about Yo-Yo test.
Ashwin, who figured in Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy opener against Andhra Pradesh in Chennai recently, has cleared the Yo-Yo fitness test at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The off-spinner wrote on his Twitter feed that he had got through the test, which is now a must to play for India.
Ashwin had recently commented that he has not done much wrong and he was optimistic of the chances of representing India.
In the test, two sets of cones are placed 20m apart, creating two lines. The players have to run between the lines as the beep starts and turn once the beep becomes silent.
The pace of the beep increases after every minute, so does the speed of the cricketers; those who do not make the line on time, will have to contend with more beeps.
The BCCI is said to have set 16.1 as the benchmark score to clear Yo-Yo test.
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