Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has expressed his views on the on-going Yo-Yo test fiasco and how the BCCI mustn’t just focus on just a solitary fitness measure instead should conduct a series of similar tests with different patterns that check the overall ability of a player.
Not only Sachin Tendulkar, but many former cricketers and fanatics have exhibited signs of dissent with too much emphasis being laid on a single fitness procedure.
Though fitness of the players in any format of the game is a clinical issue, one shouldn’t over-rely on a single factor, and also take into consideration the skill and finesse associated with the player concerned.
Tendulkar bats on the Yo-Yo test issue
The Master Blaster was a part of 663 International contests in his 24 years of play, but not once did he exhibit any lethargic feeling while being a part of such games.
“I feel certain standards are critical. Now I haven’t done the Yo-Yo test. We had the beep test, which is more or less similar.”
“Yo-Yo test shouldn’t be the only criterion. It should be a mixture of fitness and also look at the player. I think the Yo-Yo test is important, but one must also look at the player’s ability and how to fit or unfit the player is,” says Tendulkar when asked about the so-hyped Yo-Yo Test debacle.
It was only last month when players like Mohammad Shami, Ambati Rayudu, and Sanju Samson had to miss out on the tour to England following their failure to score a minimum of 16.1 in the Yo-Yo tests.
English Tracks to turn dry this summer?
Before winding up the discussion, the batting maestro was asked about the probability of dry pitches in England, considered it would be an English summer and the heat waves had some role to play in assisting the spinners in the contests.
“If the surfaces are going to be like that one day series in a five-day game, then out spinners are surely in the game. They will also hurt Indian batters,” said Tendulkar while referring to the English spin duo of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali who were highly impactful with their performances in the concluded series.
From what’s rumored, Adil Rashid might get an opportunity to don the whites after a period of 2 years. His performance was lauded by his team management, and it could certainly more than handy for the English unit
Source: Times of India