He took his name along with Yuvraj Singh and Lakshmipathy Balaji. As back in 2000 only a few players in the Indian squad was agile and Kaif was one of them as over the years with the rise of fitness standard especially after Kohli took the reign from MS Dhoni fitness is the supreme factor that every player needs to keep in check if they want to make into the Indian Team.
Yo-Yo test is mandatory which every Indian player has to pass before making it into the side. During his time, Kaif was one of the fittest and best fielders in the Indian team. Even if the YO-YO test was mandatory back in 2000, he would have still qualified and joined the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Laksmipathy Balaji.
However, this statement goes down well with Irfan Pathan who commented during the live session between Yusuf Pathan and Mohammad Kaif where he wrote “I heard your statement about YO-YO test and you took only three players name. I just have one question for you- ‘Other players who were in the team were they selling nuts??” However, this statement from Irfan was sent in a funny way just to add some laughter during the live conversation between his brother and Kaif.
However, Pathan further drilled Kaif by adding “I used to run alongside you. I remember that you used to make 16, I was 0.5 behind which is 15.5 average. I was quite close”.