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Dinesh Karthik feels the current Yo-Yo test benchmark is pretty achievable

Dinesh Karthik(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Yo-Yo, the test which gained a huge popularity in the recent past when Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina failed to achieve it. As everyone is desperate to know about the test, Dinesh Karthik who made a comeback in the recent time’s terms that it is easily attainable by most of the sportsperson.

We came across few reports suggesting the stylish southpaws of the Indian Cricket, Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh failing the Yo-Yo test played a key role in losing their spot in the Indian team. The comments made by Dinesh Karthik is showcasing that how back Yuvraj and Raina are in the fitness criteria.

Dinesh Karthik Yo-Yo, India
Dinesh Karthik(AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

“The current benchmark (16.1) is pretty achievable. Anybody who puts in a bit of effort can reach that mark. There is nothing earth-shattering about it. It only starts getting tougher from 17.5 onwards. There has been a lot of hues and cry about it but it is pretty achievable for most sportsmen,” claimed Dinesh Karthik according to his recent interview with PTI.

One can learn from the skipper, Virat Kohli: Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik furtherly quoted that the fitness freak, Virat Kohli can be an inspiration in order to get the fitness right as he is one of the few persons in the world following the regular diet and throwing his sweat away in the gym.

“With a leader like Virat, who has absolutely got it spot one in terms of fitness, he has built his lifestyle around it. The team members are learning a lot from that and they can see the exceptional performances he has been able to give in the last 5-6 years. It has trickled down to the players,” concluded Karthik added.

With the fitness becoming the most important in the selection, each player is making himself sure to maintain the fitness regime. Indian cricket is bringing in whole new DNA fitness test in coming future which will help the player in many ways at a very less cost to the respective board.



Written by Prashi Relangi

Cricket is my passion and scripting articles on it is my profession. I just love what I do.

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