Usain Bolt: Let them play cricket at 2020 Games

September, 2, 2014

We've seen Usain Bolt on the soccer pitch. We've seen him "try out" for the New York Giants. Now, he's playing cricket.

On Tuesday, the world's fastest man was in Bangalore, where his sponsor, Puma, organized a seven-a-side, four-over match against Yuvraj Singh and more of India's top stars at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Bolt, who played cricket as a child before taking the world by storm on the track, talked about his visit with


Bolt added that he thought cricket's inclusion in the Olympics, perhaps beginning in 2020, would be huge for the sport given the Games' large worldwide audience.

Here are some more images from Bolt's first visit to India:

Usain BoltManjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty ImagesTuesday's exhibition cricket match was organized by Puma, which sponsors both Usain Bolt and Yuvraj Singh.

Usain BoltManjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter Bolt's squad won Tuesday's exhibition cricket match against some of India's top players, Yuvraj Singh got a little revenge in a 100-meter sprint. Bolt recently decided not to formally compete on the track until the 2015 season.



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