Usain Bolt to visit Bangalore on his maiden India visit on Sept. 2 | Khelnama

Usain Bolt to visit Bangalore on his maiden India visit on Sept. 2

Usain Bolt to visit Bangalore on his maiden India visit on Sept. 2

by Khelnama News Desk | Others | 27th Aug 2014
Usain has been maned as the IAAF World Athlete of the Year four years in a row. 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Usain has been maned as the IAAF World Athlete of the Year four years in a row. 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012
Bengaluru: Usain Bolt will make his maiden visit to India on September 2. The Jamaican superstar sprinter will be in Bengaluru for the day to fulfill commercial obligations for apparel giants Puma. During his visit the double Olympic champion will face Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh in a fun game of cricket at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium.   The face-off between the two brand ambassadors has been titled ‘Bolt and Yuvi  Battle of the Legends’.   “Puma brings Usain Bolt down for a one-of-a-kind cricket face-off between two sporting legends. For the first time ever, watch the fastest man on earth  Usain Bolt, challenge Yuvraj Singh to an exclusive cricket showdown at Chinnaswamy Stadium on September 2,” said a media release on Tuesday. The 28-year-old sprint sensation Bolt is a keen follower of cricket and keeps himself updated about the Indian Premier League, with a special affinity towards Royal Challengers Bangalore, especially since fellow Jamaican Chris Gayle is a part of the team.   The champion athlete has often expressed his desire to test his cricketing skills in the IPL. But for now, its Bolt’s pace versus Yuvi’s flair. 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 upon his sponsors’ request. The six-time Olympic gold medallist and world record holder had earlier intended to retire from the track after the 2016 Rio Olympics.