Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has leapfrogged India skipper Virat Kohli when it comes to fitness. This was proved after he outpassed Kohli’s score in Yo-Yo Test. Ahead of the Asia Cup tournament, Pakistani cricketers on Monday underwent the yo-yo test on Monday in which Hasan Ali emerged out to be the fittest player in the team as he scored 20 in the test, reported arysports.tv. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed (18.2), Shoaib Malik (17.8) and few other players also cleared the yo-yo test. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is yet to name the squad for the tournament which begins from September 15 in UAE. Also Read - MI vs CSK Dream11 IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma Could Edge Virat Kohli's Record Against MS Dhoni's Team
Kohli’s best score in the much-hyped Yo-Yo test is 19 while the minimum score required to qualify for a place in Indian cricket is 16.1. The score of 19 is also the benchmark for English and Australian cricketers. Earlier, India men’s hockey team captain Sardar Singh had also beaten Kohli’s yo-yo score as he scored a whopping 19.4 Also Read - IPL 2020: All The Major Team And Individual Records From Previous Seasons
For those who don’t know, the yo-yo test requires players to move the way a yo-yo moves, start from a particular point and come back to the same point. Two cones are placed 20 meters apart, on the first beep player starts to move towards the other cone. Before the second beep, the player has to reach the second cone and he should be back before the third beep. The duration between the two beeps is reduced gradually. This routine between two cones is called a trip. There is a specific time interval between two trips. Also Read - IPL 2020: Team Virat Kohli Loses to Team Yuzvendra Chahal in RCB's Practice Game, AB de Villiers Scores 43
The yo-yo test has been a raging topic in Indian cricket since veterans Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina earned the ignominy of being first two players to have failed it.