Usain Bolt Ready to Challenge Yuvraj Singh in Cricket Match
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 14:08
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt is set to make his maiden visit to India early next month, not to race but to compete in a cricket face-off against India discard Yuvraj Singh.
The ‘Fastest Man on Earth’ — Usain Bolt, is set to challenge Yuvraj Singh to an exclusive cricket showdown on September 2, which has been titled ‘Bolt and Yuvi – Battle of the Legends’.
The format and details of the game have not been revealed.
The 28-year-old sprint superstar from Jamaica, a multiple Olympic and world champion, is an ardent cricket lover and had expressed his desire in the past to play in the Indian Premier League as a fast bowler.
Bolt ran his season ending race three days ago in Warsaw, Poland by clocking a new world indoor best time of 9.98 secs to win the 100m race in the 5th Warszawski Memorial Kamili Skolimowskie.
The time, clocked in the main football stadium under a closed roof, bettered the previous mark of 10.05 secs of Frankie Fredricks.
Bolt had recently revealed that he will put back his planned retirement until 2017 at the request of his sponsors.
The six-time Olympic gold medallist and 100m and 200m world record holder had earlier intended to retire from the track after the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Left-handed flashy all-rounder Yuvraj was awarded the Man of the Series trophy in India’s triumph in the 50-over World Cup in 2011.