The last few years have seen an increased focus on fitness in the Indian cricket team. Like They grow kohli took the occasion as captain of the country, Indian cricket saw some revolution in fitness, with Yo-Yo tests (and a further improved level of fitness test earlier this year) being mandatory for selection in the senior team.
Recently, spinner Varun Chakravarti was expelled from the squad after failing the test, although he was initially selected in the T20I team for a series of five games against England.
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehvag has now suggested that fitness tests should not be a priority in the selection of the Indian team. He believes that gaming skills should be paramount to the criteria.
“Skill is important today, if you play a fit team but don’t have the skills, then you will eventually lose,” Sehwag told CricBuzz.
“Play with them based on their skills, you can slowly improve their fitness over time, but if the yo-yo criteria apply immediately, then the conversations are different. If the player can place and place 10 overs, that should be That’s enough, we don’t have to worry about other things. “
In addition, the former Indian batsman reveals that he likes it Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman or Sourav Ganguly would not play for the Indian team under the current fitness selection criteria.
“I want to tell you one thing, we’re talking about a yo-yo test here, Hardik Pandya there are no problems with running, there are problems with the load because of your bowling. However, Ashwin and (Varun) Chakravarti, on the other hand, have not cleared the yo-yo test, so they are not here. But I would not agree with all this, if these criteria existed before, then such as Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly would not accept it. I’ve never seen them pass the beep test. They have always been less than 12.5, ”Sehwag said.