Young batting sensation Shubman Gill has topped the Yo-Yo Test for India ahead of the Asia Cup 2023. Ahead of the marquee tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has organized a camp for the Indian cricket team, where the players hit the closed-door camp in Alur. The players also underwent the fitness Yo-Yo Test and according to PTI, Shubman Gill has topped it.
Shubman Gill Beats Kohli As He Topped The Yo-Yo Test
According to the report in PTI, Shubman Gill has scored an incredible 18.7 in the Yo-Yo Test. He has done a sensational job, considering he has been playing some non-stop cricket in the past few months.
All the members of the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023, except Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Tilak Varma, Sanju Samson (reserve member for Asia Cup), and KL Rahul, all other Indian players underwent the mandatory fitness test and passed the cut-off level of 16.5.
“The YoYo test being an aerobic endurance fitness test, the results could vary from when you last played and how much of workload you have gone through in the past week. Gill as of now has the highest score of 18.7. Most of the players have scored between 16.5 and 18,” a BCCI source privy to developments told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
Notably, the Yo-Yo Test was a part of the ongoing six-day conditioning and skill-set enhancement camp. The camp has been organized by the BCCI as this was the only window before the two marquee events that India is all set to participate in — Asia Cup 2023 and ODI World Cup 2023 at home in October.
“If the players have a gap between two tournaments, the National Cricket Academy’s sports science team along with sports staff of India team does conduct all the mandatory tests,” the source added.
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Indian batting superstar took the internet by storm as he publicly shared his Yo-Yo test score of 17.2 via an Instagram story.
The conditioning camp is scheduled to end on August 29 and the Indian team is expected to depart for Colombo, Sri Lanka the next day for the Asia Cup 2023. India’s campaign in the Asia Cup will kickstart with a high-profile clash against Pakistan on September 2nd.