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“Live Telecast Rohit’s Yo-Yo Test”- Fans React As BCCI Brings Back Mandatory Yo-Yo Test

“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.

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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: