Washington hopes to clear Yo-Yo test in future

The Tamil Nadu all-rounder slammed his maiden first-class ton (156*) against Tripura at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.

Tamil Nadu cricketer Washington Sundar in action against Tripura at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.   -  M. VEDHAN

 

Young Tamil Nadu all-rounder M.S. Washington Sundar, who slammed his maiden first-class ton against Tripura in the Ranji Trophy fixture here on Sunday, said he was hopeful of clearing the Yo-Yo test — which he failed recently — in future.

Sundar shone in this year’s IPL for Rising Pune Supergiant and recently picked up an 11-wicket haul in the Duleep Trophy final. But he flunked the Yo-Yo test at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

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When he had taken the test, he didn’t get to know the result the same day. There weren’t any observation from those present at the NCA. “There was no observation as such. I just went there and took the Yo-Yo test. The next day I came back home and I woke up and saw in newspapers that Washington flunked the fitness tests. Nobody spoke to me. I got to know the results later,” he said.

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Asked if there were any inputs or directives from NCA, Sundar said “If they call me for a test, I will definitely go. I hope they will call me. Hopefully I will clear the test in the future.”

The left-hander, who led Tamil Nadu to 332 for 2 with a splendid knock of 156 not out after Tripura had been dismissed for 258, said he was happy to get the chance to open and make it count.

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