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Revealed why Yuvraj and Raina were dropped from Sri Lanka tour; the real culprit is the infamous Yo-Yo endurance test
Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were dropped from the Sri Lanka limited overs series due to their failure to clear the 'Yo-Yo' endurance test.

According to PTI, these two star cricketers had not performed well enough to clear the 'Yo-Yo' endurance test (considered as one of the most important fitness tests) at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and due to this, both left-handed batsmen were not selected in the limited overs squad of Team India for the Sri Lankan tour.

The 'Yo-Yo' endurance test is an advanced version of the beep-test which evaluates an athlete's aerobic endurance fitness. The entire process of this test is software-based in which results are recorded technically.

For the current Indian cricket team, it has been learnt that the acceptable Yo-Yo score is 19.5 and above. Skipper Virat Kohli, who is known for his top level fitness and considered as the fittest Indian cricketer, easily scores around 21 in this test.

However, both Yuvi and Raina scored below the acceptable mark, with Yuvraj just barely managing to cross 16, which was the primary reason for the duo's elimination ahead of the limited overs series against Sri Lanka.

A BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) official told PTI, "On an average, the Australian cricketers score 21 in Yo-Yo test. Here Virat, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey regularly hit that score while others are either touching 19.5 or is hitting above that score."

He also added, "The current team think tank, coach Ravi Shastri, skipper Virat Kohli and chairman of selectors MSK Prasad have made it clear that fitness standards are non-negotiable."

The official further said, "In an earlier era, when the traditional beep test was in vogue, the Indian players of the 1990's would have scored around 16 to 16.5 barring a few like Mohammed Azharuddin, Robin Singh or Ajay Jadeja,"

"But now it's different as the skipper himself is hitting the benchmark, which the Australian cricket team sets it."

However, the current Indian cricket team is considered among the top fittest cricket teams in the world.

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