Less than 24 hours after Virat Kohli posted his yo-yo test score on Instagram, the BCCI has reportedly asked the Indian players to not share the “confidential matter” on social media.
On Thursday, Virat Kohli took to his Instagram story to make a post after his yo-yo test completion at the preparatory camp in Alur. He revealed that he had made a score of 17.2, which is above the set benchmark of 16 points, but is less than his score of 19 from four years ago when he was the India captain.
“The happiness of finishing the Yo Yo test between the dreaded cones. 17.2 done,” Virat Kohli posted on Instagram.
On Friday morning, the Indian Express reported that the BCCI and the Indian team management have asked the players to ‘avoid’ sharing their yo yo test scores in the public domain.
The Indian team management received the orders from the BCCI bosses, who are reportedly unhappy with Virat Kohli sharing “confidential information”.
It is believed that the Indian players who are currently undergoing a camp in Alur in Bangalore have been told ‘verbally’ about the BCCI’s orders.
Did Virat Kohli breach BCCI’s contract?
An official even went on to state that Virat Kohli breached a contract with BCCI by posting his yo-yo test score on Instagram.
“Players have been informed verbally to avoid posting any confidential matter on social media platforms. They can post pictures while training but posting a score leads to breach of contract clause,” a BCCI official confirmed.
The Indian team management has held a 6-day training and fitness preparatory camp in Alur before the players fly out next week for Sri Lanka for the Asia Cup 2023. On Day 1 of the camp, the players underwent a yo-yo test to determine their fitness levels ahead of the Asia Cup.
The NCA, in alliance with their physiotherapists, doctors, and trainers has prepared a strict regime of diet, and exercise to keep the Indian players fit, both physically and mentally as the Men In Blue prepare for the home World Cup 2023.
The Indian players who had returned home earlier from the West Indies – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja – all of whom were not part of the T20I series in West Indies or in Ireland – also including Mohammed Siraj and Mohammed Shami – were handed a 13-day fitness program that they completed before arriving at the NCA.
Virat Kohli’s next assignment is against Pakistan on September 2 in Sri Lanka.