Yuvraj is the best judge of his fitness: Dhoni

Yuvraj is the best judge of his fitness: Dhoni

India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Wednesday that Yuvraj Singh, who has made a comeback after battling cancer, is the best judge of his fitness and it should be left to the southpaw to decide whether he is fit enough for the grind of Test matches.

In his bid to get selected for the four-match Test series against England, Yuvraj has kept himself in fine form in the first class circuit.

With a double century for North Zone in the Duleep Trophy semi-final against Central Zone and 59 for India A against England XI in a warm-up game, Yuvraj has surely strengthened his claims for the No.6 spot in the national Test team.

But Dhoni feels given the "uncertainty" factor in Tests, it should be left to Yuvraj to decide whether he can survive for five days on the field.

"Test cricket is different from ODIs. We all know that in ODIs after 50 overs one team will get down to batting. But Test cricket is full of uncertainties.

There might be situations when a team may go on to bat for two days or more. In such a situation, Yuvraj has to decide whether he can be on the field for two days," he said.

"I feel Yuvraj is the best judge of his fitness. It should be best left to him to decide if he can survive the grind of Test cricket," he said.

Yuvraj's last Test match was against the West Indies in Kolkata, November 2011, after which he was diagnosed with a rare germ cell cancer. He made a comeback to international cricket with a Twenty20 International against New Zealand in Chennai in September and also featured in the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.