Sprint legend Usain Bolt would be reportedly visiting India in the coming month- this time to have a cricket match against Indian cricket hero Yuvraj Singh.
Not many now that the world’s fastest man is an avid cricket lover.
Both Bolt and Yuvraj are Puma ambassadors and it’s an initiative from the leading sportswear company that would be having the two stalwarts face to face for a promotional match. The start studded cricket match is slated for September 2nd ad would be played at the Bangalore based Chinnaswamy Stadium.
“Puma brings Bolt down to India for an exclusive cricket match that would have him facing another sporting legend Yuvraj Singh. This is something which has ever happened before and for the 1st time ever the world will watch the fastest of men challenging Yuvraj in a unique cricket showdown on 2nd September at Chinnaswamy ground”, stated one of the sources.
The exclusive cricket match has been entitled as “Bolt & Yuvi- the Battle of Legends”.
The Jamaican superstar who is also a huge cricket fan had earlier expressed a desire to play in the role of a pace bowler in IPL.
The 28o-year-old sprit legend had his season-ending race in Warsaw a few days back. He won the 100m championship by clocking new world best indoor time of around 9.98 seconds.
The sprinter had recently shared that he is not on the plan to retire till 2017. However, he had earlier declared to hang his boots post Rio Olympics 2016 but has changed the decision give numerous requests from his sponsors.
In the meantime, AFI has revealed that the Bolt-Yuvi match was entirely an affair organized by Puma and that they don’t have any role in it.
“We don’t have any role in Usain’s visit in the country. Both Yuvi & Bolt are PUMA ambassadors”, stated one of the AFI officials.08.25.14
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Rubbishing all the speculation about his participation in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, British runner Mo Farah has said that he will run in the games. Experts believe that Farah’s decision will surely give fillip to the organisers of the Commonwealth Games organisers especially when another noted runner Usain Bolt is still recovering from injuries and is unsure whether he will take part in the Glasgow event. Mo Farah, who has already won double medals in the London Olympics, has recently broken the news in his Twitter account. “Hi guys I will be running in the Commonwealth Games, see you in Glasgow,” Farah tweeted recently bringing a huge sigh of relief to the game orgies along with his fans and followers in UK and beyond. But the athlete has said anything surely whether he will take part in the 1500m event. “I havent decided in which event I will participate in the Commonwealth Games. There are multiple events like 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m and I am yet to decide on my events,’ said Farah recently when asked about the details of his participation in the games.
Meanwhile Mo Farah’s agent Ricky Simms had told the British media that the athlete still needs time to recover from the cramming he received during the London marathon last month. Farah could not perform as per the expectations of his fans and followers as he finished only at the eighth spot while some unknown athlete namely Wilson Kipsang emerged as the winner of the London marathon. Since this, rumours started brewing up that Farah may opt out from the impending Commonwealth Games. “Mo has only decided to participate in the games last week,” Simms told The Guardian. But with this recent tweet from the British athlete, people are looking forward to have a repeat show of the Olympic stint from Farah.06.1.14
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