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Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah Sweat it Out in the Gym With Karthik, Chahal and Jadhav

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: November 21, 2017, 11:29 AM IST
Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah Sweat it Out in the Gym With Karthik, Chahal and Jadhav

Yuvraj Singh works out in the gym along with Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav. (Instagram/Yuvraj Singh)

Indian cricket team's mantra fitness first seems to have started a kind of revolution among the players, with everyone now also focusing on fitness along with technical skills.

Yuvraj Singh, who was infamously in the news for a failed Yo-Yo test seems to have realised that his way back into the Indian team will be a difficult one.

He took to Instagram to share a picture of him working out with other members of the Indian team, including star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah along with Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kedar Jadhav and Axar Patel.

Yuvraj wrote, Get up get up and #doitagain 👊🏽😜👹✌️🏃 @jaspritb1 @hardikpandya93 @yuzi_chahal23 @kedarjadhavofficial @dk00019 @akshar.patel

Pandya too shared a picture on his twitter account of some pool training with Jadhav and Karthik.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar too credited the work that he has done on his fitness has helped him improve as a fast bowler.

"When I made my debut, I was totally dependent on swing. International cricket tells you what you need to improve on. "I worked hard on my fitness and that is paying off," said Kumar, who had finished with 4/88 in the first innings.

Kumar had two years back missed all but one game in Australia during the World Cup. Asked whether the team thought that they could make a match of it when Sri Lanka began the second innings on the final day, Kumar said: "We believed we could win. Virat (Kohli) said 'Imagine we're in this situation overseas. If we get two-three wickets early, it won't be easy for them.'"

Drawing comparison between his performances in the two innings, Kumar said the surface posed a tougher challenge in Sri Lanka's second innings. "Frankly speaking, it was tougher to bowl in the second innings as the surface was a lot drier. But the ball was reversing, so that helped," he added.
First Published: November 21, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

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