Fitness test has been the subject of discussion in and around the Indian national cricket team in recent times. The Board of Control for Cricket in India had already introduced the yo-yo test. Players must clear the test in order to earn a spot in the national team. Recently, the BCCI has introduced another mandatory test for the cricketers.
The Indian cricket board introduced the 2-km run fitness test for the cricketers. Indian players must clear the mandatory tests to become eligible for team selection. Earlier, wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and fast bowler Mohammed Shami were excluded from the squad after failing to pass the yo-yo test.
The new test is held to determine the endurance levels of players. The cricketers need to sprint the required distance in a specific period. As far as the batsmen, wicketkeepers and spinners, the benchmark set is 8 minutes and 30 seconds. On the contrary, the fast bowlers are required to finish the 2-km distance in 8 minutes and 15 seconds.
Ishan Kishan clear 2-km run fitness test
Meanwhile, the young cricketer Ishan Kishan confirmed that he has cleared the newly-introduced fitness test after widespread rumours of failing it. Earlier, there were speculations that Ishan Kishan failed to clear the “2-km run” fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru this week.
However, Jharkhand and India A batsman dismissed the reports with his latest post on Instagram. Earlier, reports stated that 6 Indian cricketers failed to clear the test at the NCA. As per a report in The Times of India, Kishan was one of those six Indian cricketers.
Meanwhile, the wicketkeeper-batsman proved the report ‘wrong’. Kishan, on Friday, had posted stories on his Instagram handle where he gave updates on his training in Bengaluru. In his story, he confirmed that he had passed the “2-km run” test. In that particular story, he was seen beside trainer Vivek Ramakrishna in the picture.