The Yo-Yo endurance Test which is a continuous variation of the beep test has created a lot of buzz. This was after the Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team stressed the importance of passing the test in order to guarantee a place in the national squad. However, the positive influence of this test has gone on to inspire sportsmen across all different platforms. This was evident after Indian golfer Shiv Kapur revealed that he has set his sights on the Yo-Yo fitness test and wants to clear it in the next one and a half months. Kapur, who won his third Asian Tour title at the Panasonic Open, also revealed that he took inspiration from Virat Kohli’s attitude to secure a positive result for himself.
Referring to Kohli’s knock against New Zealand, Kapur said, “I was watching cricket yesterday and when Kohli came into bat and I said that’s the attitude you should have. He takes on the ball from first delivery and all the pressure was on him and that was kind of message I tried to tell myself.”
“When I was standing on that 14th tee, I said take it on. You got to be the guy who is going to win, you are expected to win and so go out there and do it,” he said and added, “My goal is to stay fit and be ready for the Tokyo Olympics. Fitness will play a big part in it.”
“I was playing the pro-am with Nikhil Chopra. I said to him, my goal is to pass the Yo-Yo test in 18 months and only then I will know if I am fit enough to play.”
Earlier BCCI CEO Rahul Johri had spoken to The Indian Express and elaborated on the specifics of the yo-yo test. “On the yo-yo scale, the grade needed to be achieved is 16.1, which is the minimum standard set for an elite international sportsman. The players have been informed of such parameters and most current players have already achieved this standard. In case of any exceptions, we’ve given them sufficient time to raise their fitness levels.”, Johri had said.