Former India selector Sandeep Patil says players should be given second chance if they fail Yo-Yo test

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Critical of the BCCI: Sandeep Patil

Ex-Indian coach, batsman and chief selector Sandeep Patil believes players must be given a second chance if they fail the Yo-Yo test.

Ambati Rayudu, who was making his comeback to the national team after two years, became the latest victim of the test and was dropped from the squad for India’s ODI series against England.

Prior to that, Mohammed Shami was dropped for the Afghanistan Test after failing to meet the required mark.

The Yo-Yo test is mandatory for all Indian cricketers wishing to represent the national team but Patil has questioned the BCCI’s policy.

“Like in Test cricket, where a player is given two innings to prove himself, even in the case of Yo-Yo tests, he should be given two chances,” he was quoted as saying in the Times of India.

“If a player isn’t able to clear the test, give him another crack at it a few hours later, or the next day. There could be many reasons why Ambati Rayudu failed the Yo-Yo test that day. A player may not be mentally there. You’re talking about the career of a player. He has performed well for the whole year in domestic cricket, and in half-an-hour, you’ll decide whether he’d go on the tour or not. You don’t drop players like this.”

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Watch India batsman Shikhar Dhawan's mesmerising flute skills

Sudhir Gupta 19/06/2018
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India batsman Shikhar Dhawan is well known for his attacking style of cricket, array of tattoos, impressive beard and even the trademark ‘thigh five’ celebration.

But did you know the left-handed batsman is a fairly accomplished flautist?

Dhawan posted a video on Instagram with Giridhar Udupa –  percussionist and a leading exponent of the traditional instrument ‘ghatam’ – playing the flute with amazing proficiency.

“Amazing start to the week. Learning one step at a time. Patience and practice are the key. With my friend Udupa bhai here who is a great ghatam player. Hope everyone has a great week,” Dhawan said in his post.

In an earlier post, Dhawan revealed he had been taking flute classes for three years. “For the last three years I have been learning the flute which is my favourite instrument. I have had the privilege of taking lessons with my Guru Venugopal Ji. This is to demonstrate that at any age one can pursue their passion,” Dhawan had posted

Watch the videos below.

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Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Agarwal smash tons as India 'A' amass 458-4 against Leicestershire

Sudhir Gupta 19/06/2018
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India 'A' batsman Prithvi Shaw.

India ‘A’ continued their excellent form with the bat as they scored a mammoth 458-4 against Leicestershire in their second warm-up game of the tour of England on Tuesday.

Prithvi Shaw smashed 132 from just 90 balls while fellow opener Mayank Agarwal cracked 151 from 106 balls as the two added 221 runs for the opening wicket in 26 overs.

Shaw hit 20 fours and three sixes at Leicester while Mayank Agarwal cracked 18 fours and five sixes.

Shaw’s U19 World Cup winning team-mate Shubman Gill kept the momentum going with a 86 from 54 balls which included seven fours and five sixes as India reached 458 for four.

India ‘A’ had scored 328-8 against ECB XI in their first tour game.

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