Usain Bolt to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League [UNCONFIRMED]

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Afridi, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Afridi

    Afridi New Member

    Not sure how reliable the source it but it seems to be something.

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    [TD="class: alt4, bgcolor: #F7FFF7"]Usain Bolt to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League

    Negotiations are underway for cricket-mad sprint king Usain Bolt to play in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League, with Shane Warne leading the campaign to bring him to Melbourne.
    Bolt, hailed by International Olympic Committee chief Jacques Rogge as the greatest sprinter of all time after three gold medals in London, played junior cricket before turning to the track and has long voiced a love for the game.
    He said he wanted to play and had spoken to the Australian former Test leg-spinner.

    "He (Warne) contacted me and asked me about if I am serious and if I really want to do it then he can put in a few words that should get it done," Bolt told Australia's Channel Nine television late Sunday.

    "So we will see if I get the time off. I will try."

    Cricket is hugely popular in the West Indies with Bolt's Jamaica one of its strongest teams, producing greats such as Frank Worrell, Michael Holding, Courtney Walsh, and Chris Gayle.

    "Twenty20, I love it," said the sprinter, who describes himself as an all-rounder and told Australian media during the Olympics he planned to holiday Down Under in September.

    "Just the fact that it is so exciting, it's about going hard the whole time, not just about playing shots. It's about being aggressive and I like that style of batsman.

    "If I get the chance I will definitely try because I know it's going to be a lot of fun. I don't know how good I am. I will probably have to get a lot of practice in," he added.

    Warne, expected to captain the Melbourne Stars franchise for a second season this year, has begun a social media campaign to win support for Bolt to play with the team.

    "Cats out the bag, we've spoken. Olympic legend @usainbolt would like to have a crack at 20/20 for the Melb stars 2012 Please retweet guys," tweeted Warne.

    "I think the Melb Stars colours suits him hahah," he added,
    referring to their green and white kit. "Let's keep the momentum going & I will keep trying to make it happen!"[/TD]
  2. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    He can vouch in the wicket of Gayle to further enhance his chances of getting in. :gj:
  3. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    :ponting3: that was one time luck....
  4. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Well-Known Member Staff Member

  5. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

  6. Bond

    Bond New Member

    he pretty much studies these guy's techniques :P
  7. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    these guy's? Who are we talking about here?
  8. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    I reckon Usain Bolt is about my standard.
  9. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    True, he looks very average.

    I bet I can bowl faster than him. :hehe: