Usain Bolt might be the greatest and most decorated sprinter in the history but it has not stopped him from following cricket passionately. The Caribbean flair in Bolt is bound to make him follow the game which was once dominated by West Indies. And as the World Cup, the biggest extravaganza in cricket is going on, Usain Bolt opened up on the game.
In a video posted by the International Cricket Council, the legendary sprinter could be seen talking to kids and answering their various questions. Two of those questions were about cricket. One of them was what was the coolest thing about cricket. And like majority of the fans, Usain Bolt said that he likes to see the ball flying over the boundary ropes and loves seeing Chris Gayle hitting the maximums.
“The coolest thing about cricket for me is watching the ball going over the boundary. I like to see Chris Gayle play and hit the ball far far over the boundary. That for me is the coolest thing in cricket,” said Usain Bolt.
In the second question, one of the kids asked about who would win the game between India and England and Bolt picked the former without much of a hesitation. India and England will lock horns in a mouth-watering clash on June 30. England and India are the first and second best ODI teams respectively at the moment. They are also the firm favourites for the competition.
The ongoing tournament has started on a stunning note for India. After five games, they are still unbeaten and have accumulated 9 points. On the other hand, England have done well but have also suffered two defeats to Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Here is the full interview of Usain Bolt: