Sprint king Usain Bolt rocks Bangalore on first trip to India
Jamaican speed king and Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt shows off his sprinting prowess as well as cricket skills on maiden India visit
Bangalore: Laughing off questions on potential challengers, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt turned on the charm offensive on his maiden trip to India, throwing humility out of the window to declare that his records are pretty much out of reach.
Usain Bolt attempts to hit Yuvraj Singh back over his head during an exhibition match played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore yesterday. Pic/ Bangalore News Photos
Asked if his 100m record of 9.58sec would ever be broken, Bolt said with a straight face, "That's pretty much out of reach."
Amid a round of applause and some laughter, the fastest man on earth added that his rivals would have to work really hard to match his greatness. "As an athlete I have seen records come and go.
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"They have always been broken, but if you want to be as great as me, you have to work very hard. That's why my records will stand the test of time," he said.
Time for some cricket
Bolt later played a seven-a-side exhibition match against a team that had some of India's top cricketers.
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The four-over match was played with Team Bolt comprising his best friend Nugent Walker Junior and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh among others.
The rival team was led by all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who had paceman Zaheer Khan among others in the team.
They just can't have enough: Fans at the stadium reach out to Bolt for his prized autograph