“Verbal” warning for Indian players after Virat Kohli’s Instagram story infuriates BCCI: Report

Virat Kohli’s Instagram tale exposing his yo-yo test score did not sit well with BCCI, who reacted swiftly.

The top executives of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were displeased by Virat Kohli’s Instagram story from last Thursday, in which he revealed his results from a yo-yo fitness test. Hours after Kohli’s Instagram tale went viral, the Indian team management reportedly developed a tight set of guidelines for all Indian cricket players. The participants were requested not to share their yo-yo test results—which fall under the category of private information—on social media. The upper management of BCCI issued the instruction. 

According to the report, the instruction was delivered “verbally” to all the cricket players participating in a fitness and pre-tournament camp at Alur in Bengaluru prior to the Asia Cup.

Kohli stated via an Instagram story that he received a 17.2 on the yo-yo test, passing. The joy of completing the yo-yo is sandwiched between the feared cones. 17.2 completed,” stated Kohli alongside a picture of himself. The mandatory fitness requirement set by BCCI is 16.5.

The public update did not please BCCI at all, and they quickly took action. They warned the gamers that disclosing such private information on open forums could constitute a “breach of contract.” 

“Players have been verbally warned not to post any private information on social media channels. The story reported a BCCI official as saying, “They can share images while training, but posting a score results in a breach of contract provision.

Information about the training camp before the Asia Cup

A six-day preparation camp for the Indian cricketers who will compete in the Asia Cup started on Thursday. Along with Kohli, vice-captain Hardik Pandya and skipper Rohit Sharma of India also participated in the yo-yo test on the first day of camp, according to the news agency PTI. They both passed the test with flying colors.

The majority of the cricketers in the program are Asia Cup teammates who skipped Ireland after their flight from the West Indies. Among those on the list are Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Ravindra Jadeja, Kohli, Rohit, and Pandya.

The Indian team that defeated Ireland 2-0 in the three-match T20I series included Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson, and Tilak Varma. They are anticipated to join the team on Friday. The group is taking a flight from Dublin to Bengaluru.

With the exception of the yo-yo test, the drills were primarily conducted indoors on this day, but starting on Friday, there will be more outdoor activities. However, since they will be put through the skill-set portion of the camp, travelers returning from Ireland might not be subjected to the Yo-Yo exam.

During the camp, the players’ lipid profiles, blood sugar (fasting and PP), uric acid, calcium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, creatinine, testosterone, and Dexa tests will all be evaluated. The outdoor events will also feature match simulation sessions under the supervision of batting coach Vikram Rathour and head coach Rahul Dravid in addition to the conditioning routines. All of India’s games in the Asia Cup will be held in Sri Lanka. On September 2, they launch their campaign against Pakistan in Pallekele. 

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