During the coronavirus Pandemic, many cricketers around the world couldn’t practice their skills but one thing they have managed to do is fitness. If you check out all the players Instagram Handles almost everybody is finding new ways to keep themselves fit. Fitness has become of utmost importance in today’s day and age while playing the game.
Every player wants to play all the three formats and so the demands have changed. If you are not fit then a major injury is near and hence the Indian team has taken their fitness to a different level. One of the things which determine the fitness of a player is the Yo-Yo Test. So, let’s have a look at the four fittest cricketers in the current Indian team based on their performance in the Yo-Yo Test.
#4. Rishabh Pant – 17.2
The young Delhi wicket-keeper who doesn’t have a physique like the top players but you have to be fit if you want to hit the ball long enough which he does. Pant who has received a lot of flak for his wicket-keeping and inconsistency with the bat has a score of 17.2 in the Yo-Yo test which is the fourth highest in the current Indian team.
He is way more fit than what many people think as he has been a gymnast and once, he gets consistent with the bat he will be a force to reckon with.
#3. Hardik Pandya – 19
Hardik Pandya is completely opposite to Rishabh Pant. He has a lean physique and when you see him you can’t imagine him being a big hitter but when he hits the ball it stays hit.
Pandya has a score of 19 in the Yo-Yo Test which is the joint second highest in the Indian team. Even though he went through a major injury recently, he will remain one of the fittest cricketers in the current team.
#2. Virat Kohli – 19
Many people expected Virat Kohli to be first on the list but there is a cricketer in the current team who has a higher score than the Indian Captain.
Virat Kohli who has become a complete vegan is tied with Hardik Pandya in the Yo-Yo Test score. To be honest, Kohli is one of the fittest cricketers across the world and it is surprising to see Kohli have a low score in the Yo-Yo Test.
#1. Manish Pandey – 19.2
Manish Pandey is currently the fittest Indian cricketer in the current team if we go by the Yo-Yo Test numbers. The SRH batsman has topped the charts with his score of 19.2 in the Yo-Yo Test.
One thing which gives an indication of a player’s fitness is the fielding and Pandey is a terrific fielder. Every time his fielding is top-notch and hence it doesn’t come as a major surprise to see Pandey being first in this list.