Caribbean news. World’s fastest man Usain Bolt on Tuesday bowled over his Indian fans in his trademark style in a brief exhibition cricket contest against Indian star Yuvraj Singh in his maiden trip to the country.
Bolt showcased his cricketing talent in front of an enthusiastic 6000-odd crowd at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in the southern city of Bangalore.
Team Bolt clinched a thrilling last-ball victory over Team Yuvraj in the match which had four overs for each team. The Jamaican, the first man to win six Olympic sprint gold medals, blasted his way to a 19-ball 45, studded with five sixes including three off Yuvraj, as his team chased down the 59-run target in the last ball off the match.
The crowd cheered at every shot the showman from Jamaica made in a contest that was meant for pure entertainment.
Yuvraj though had his ‘sweet revenge’ as he ‘defeated’ Bolt in the 100 metre sprint on the track, which culminated the spectacular event.
However, Bolt, who holds both the world records of 100m and 200m, ‘allowed’ Yuvraj to win the race. As he went past the finishing line, Yuvraj celebrated the ‘victory’ in the same way which Bolt had done during 2012 London Olympics by imitating celebrated British long distance runner Mo Farah.
Team Bolt comprised his best friend Nugent Walker Junior and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh among others while India’s 2011 Cricket World Cup winning hero Yuvraj had youngster Aditya Tare among others in his team.
Earlier, in the bowl-out contest, both Team Yuvraj and Team Bolt, drew each other, gaining three points each. But Bolt prevailed over Yuvraj in big six contest, clearing a good 70 meters mark, much to the delight of the Jamaican who could not believe to have beaten one of the biggest six hitters in cricket.