In the past few years, Yo-yo tests have been a big part of the Indian cricket team’s fitness routine and they were introduced by strength and conditioning coach Shankar Basu in 2017, yo-yo tests measure cricketer. Players like Yuvraj Singh, Sanju Samson, and Ambati Rayudu garnered a lot of limelight when they failed the yo-yo test in the past, while Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya are regarded as some of the highest scorers in the yo-yo test.
A yo-yo test score in cricket is calculated by measuring the number of shuttles done by a player at a specific speed level. During a yo-yo test, athletes begin with a speed level of 5 which involves one shuttle, and the test can go up to speed level 23 which is the highest one.
For example, reaching speed level 16 and then completing three shuttle runs at that level would be recorded as 16.3. Here’s a look at the five Indian cricketers who have the highest score in yo-yo tests.
#5 Ashish Nehra – 18.5
The left-arm fast bowler, Ashish Nehra has been known for been injured most of the time in his career, but that didn’t stop him from being one of the yo-yo test’s best performers. Despite taking the yo-yo test towards the end of his career, Ashish Nehra was good enough to get a rating of 18.5. He revealed his score in an interview earlier.
Nehra admitted that past experiences with the blip test in 2002-03 and his love for running allowed him to score so highly in the yo-yo test.
#4 Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya – 19
In what will come as a surprise to many cricket fans, India captain, Virat Kohli has only the fourth-best score in yo-yo tests among Indian cricketers. He has a yo-yo test score of 19, which has been beaten by several Indian cricketers over the years. His score is matched by that of Hardik Pandya, who is also known for his standards in the Indian team.