The World Cup-winning skipper and former Indian all-rounder Kapil Dev made a controversial statement about the yo-yo test ahead of England tour. He cited that it can't be considered as the sole criteria for selection.
Kapil Dev made a further statement over the VVS Laxman, Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly regarding Yo-Yo Test which has become crucial parameter for selection in Indian cricket team.
As repoted in Sportskeeda, the Indian cricketing legend cited that "If a player is match fit, he should be playing and there should not be any other criteria."
"Sunil Gavaskar may not have enjoyed running more than 15 minutes as a part of his fitness drill but he could bat for three days. Even the likes of Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly may or may not have cleared this version of the Yo-Yo test but they turned out to be some of the best players India has produced."
Further he added that "Even football legend Diego Maradona wasn't the fastest runner but whenever he had the ball, he was the fastest. Similarly, every cricketer has a different way of responding to fitness drill.
"A bowler can perhaps clear the Yo-Yo test easily than a batsman. But this isn't the ultimate test to judge a player. It comes down to your performances on the field and cricketers should be judged only on the basis of their on-field performances," Kapil said.