Virat Kohli Isn’t Happy With The Fitness Of This Indian Player: Indian spinner Varun Chakravarthy was selected for the T20 series against England and was given the perfect opportunity to make his debut for the Indian cricket team. However, the 29-year-old spinner failed to clear the mandatory fitness test and was ruled out of the upcoming five-match T20I series.
Varun did his rehabilitation at the NCA however he hasn’t played any national-level competition. Earlier, Varun was selected for the Australia tour but he was ruled out due to a shoulder injury. However, he was selected for the England series by the new India selection committee. But as it turned out, he failed to clear the fitness at the National Cricket Academy again and again. He failed the YoYo (17.1) and 2km (8 minutes) fitness test.
A senior BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity: “Varun Chakravarthy was selected because he recovered from his shoulder injury that ruled him out of the Australia series. He did his rehab at the NCA and started throwing normally. However, he has failed to clear the YoYo test mark stipulated for a 2km run at least twice,”
Ahead of the T20I series against England, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli was asked about the spinner in the pre-match conference and he minced no words in saying that team India operates at a very high level of fitness and skills. He said:
“Look individuals need to understand the systems that have been created for the Indian cricket team,”
“We should operate at the very high levels of fitness and skills and that’s why this (India team) is top of the ladder when playing cricket, in our country. We would expect players to abide by what’s required to be a part of Team India. There shouldn’t be space for any compromise, in that regard.”