Bangalore, India (4E Sports) – Track superstar Usain Bolt displayed his cricket skills in a brief exhibition contest against Yuvraj Singh Tuesday at Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Around 6,000 people turned up to watch as the squad led by the world’s fastest man beat Yuvraj-led side in seven-a-side cricket match.
Team Bolt clinched a thrilling last-ball victory over Team Yuvraj in the match which had four overs for each team.
The Jamaican, the first man to win six Olympic sprint gold medals, blasted his way to a 19-ball 45, studded with five sixes including three off Yuvraj, as his team chased down the 59-run target in the last ball off the match.
Later, Yuvraj had his revenge as he “defeated” Bolt in the 100-meter sprint on the track, which culminated the spectacular event which was played in an electrifying atmosphere.
As he went past the finishing line, Yuvraj celebrated the “victory” in mobot-style which Bolt had done during 2012 London Olympics by imitating celebrated British long distance runner Mo Farah.
Team Bolt comprised his best friend Nugent Walker Junior and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh among others while India’s 2011 Cricket World Cup winning hero Yuvraj had pacer Zaheer Khan among others in his team for the face-off titled ‘Bolt and Yuvi – Battle of the Legends’.
They required 10 runs off the last two balls and the very first ball Bolt hammered part-time off-spinner Aditya Tare for a six straight over his head.