“Live Telecast Rohit’s Yo-Yo Test”- Fans React As BCCI Brings Back Mandatory Yo-Yo Test
In their review meeting of 2022 conducted on January 1st, 2023, the BCCI made some key decisions for the Indian men’s senior cricket team to be applied going forward. One of which was the return of the mandatory Yo-Yo test.
The meeting was attended by newly-elected BCCI President Roger Binny, Honorary Secretary Jay Shah, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma, head coach Rahul Dravid, Head of Cricket (NCA) VVS Laxman, and Chairman of Senior Men Selection Committee Chetan Sharma.
The famous fitness test was a key talking point in the Kohli-Shastri era, when the then-Indian skipper had made it mandatory to be passed for any player to play for the Indian team. This test, however, vanished in the Rohit-Dravid tenure.
However, concerned with the fitness and multiple injury issues to key players in 2022, the BCCI, headed by new President Roger Binny, has decided to implement this Yo-Yo test again, and made it compulsory for the players to clear it. The board feels there shouldn’t be any more compromise in the fitness of the players turning up in the Indian colors.
In addition to the Yo-Yo test, the board has also introduced Dexa test to the fitness parameters.
“The Yo-Yo Test and Dexa will now be part of selection criteria and implemented in the customized roadmaps of the central pool of players,” the BCCI said in their released statement.
The Dexa scan is the international standard for measuring body composition and bone health - a ten-minute test that measures total body fat and includes the exact breakdown of bone mass, fat tissue, and muscle in the body.
The fans reacted in different ways. Some hailed this move by the board, and some trolled the likes of captain Rohit Sharma, whose fitness has visibly been down in the past year.
Here are the reactions of netizens on the BCCI’s decision to bring back the Yo-Yo fitness test:
Virat Kohli asked for the same thing in 2019 but BCCI didn't care but now they gonna rest the players in IPL for better results in 2023 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/94y4edubAY— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) January 1, 2023
In the past Kohli asked Bumrah to rest in the IPL par Rohit refused— Jitender Singh (@j_dhillon8) January 1, 2023
Kohli asked for yo yo test,BCCI refused.
Kohli asked for split captaincy,BCCI refused
Kohli requested to play the last England test as scheduled,BCCI refused
Abhi saray points pe tatti kha rhe hain BCCI wale
The World Cup Comes Every Four Years And We Play IPL Every Year— Virat Kohli Fan Club (@Trend_VKohli) January 1, 2023
- Virat Kohli Before The Start Of IPL 2019.
2023: BCCI Decide To Manage Workload Of Key Players In IPL Ahead Of World Cup.
VIRAT KOHLI WAS AHEAD OF THE TIME 🐐👑#ViratKohli pic.twitter.com/YHVVoPTRP0
Never ever forget to tell the world, even if there is no absolute need for it, that, BCCI sacked Virat Kohli an year ago for the same things they are implementing right now.— Archith (@UtdArc) January 2, 2023
It basically comes down to a couple of men. We all know who those men are.
Official Communication BCCI: Team India Senior Men’s – Review Meeting— Prajakta (@18prajakta) January 1, 2023
The emerging players will have to play a substantial domestic season to be eligible for selection to the national team.
The Yo-Yo Test and Dexa will now be part of selection criteria.
When Rohit Sharma heard the Yo-Yo test is a must now. pic.twitter.com/2xGrKLdSVp— Mr. A🏏 (@cricdrugs) January 2, 2023
Rohit failed to clear yo-yo test in 2018 when he was more fit and yo-yo test was more easy back then— Gaurav (@Melbourne__82) January 1, 2023
No way he can clear yo-yo test in big 2023 pic.twitter.com/rpMV6Qe3pa
POV : Crowd watching Rohit Sharma's Yo-Yo test if BCCI allows......!pic.twitter.com/EgphKkeG0f— Akram Khan (@AkramK2108) January 1, 2023
Replies 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— 133* 𓃵 (@133_NotOut) January 1, 2023
Rohit removed Yo-yo test when he became Captain
Good job from new BCCI president to bring it again 🥰👍🏽 https://t.co/kuMDefYx88
Rohit Sharma ka yo yo test dekhna hai mf ko pic.twitter.com/xG9TDrJHNW— Ctrl C Ctrl Memes (@Ctrlmemes_) January 2, 2023