Usain Bolt takes on cricket in India | 02 September 2014

Harbajan Singh and Usain Bolt

Harbajan Singh and Usain Bolt

Natural sportsman: Usain Bolt (right) bats during an exhibition cricket match in Bangalore, India

Natural sportsman: Usain Bolt (right) bats during an exhibition cricket match in Bangalore, India

Going for six! Bolt sprints off to celebrate scoring some runs against Yuvraj Singh's seven-a-side

Going for six! Bolt sprints off to celebrate scoring some runs against Yuvraj Singh’s seven-a-side

Pace bowler: Bolt utilises his speed to bowl during the four over match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Pace bowler: Bolt utilises his speed to bowl during the four over match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium

Down and out: Bolt is left on the ground laughing during his time at the crease

Down and out: Bolt is left on the ground laughing during his time at the crease

Upset: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh (front) celebrates after beating Bolt in a 100 metre race on Tuesday

Upset: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh (front) celebrates after beating Bolt in a 100 metre race on Tuesday

Familiar sight: Bolt performs his trademark celebration as Singh gestures to the crowd

Familiar sight: Bolt performs his trademark celebration as Singh gestures to the crowd

Winner: Sprint star Bolt poses in his changing room after helping his side to victory

Winner: Sprint star Bolt poses in his changing room after helping his side to victory

•Sprint star Usain Bolt is visiting India for the first time in his career

•The Jamaican took part in a cricket match against a team led by India international Yuvraj Singh
 
•Bolt’s side came out on top but Singh won a 100m race in Bangalore
 
He often talks about becoming a professional footballer for Manchester United, but Usain Bolt showed that his sporting talent also extends to cricket after taking part in an exhibition match in India.

The world’s fastest man headed to Bangalore on his first visit to the country after his sponsor, Puma, organised a seven-a-side, four over match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Bolt and his team faced off against India international Yuvraj Singh, also a Puma ambassador, and his own side as local fans flocked to watch the action after free tickets were handed out.

The Jamaican star showed that he’s more than just a fast runner by displaying both his batting and bowling skills as his side came out on top in the short match.

After losing at his own game, Singh was then given a chance for revenge in a 100 metre race inside the stadium.

The 32-year-old didn’t disappoint, somehow managing to leave Bolt in second place as he tasted victory for the first time on Tuesday.

After coming out on top in the cricket, Bolt tweeted an image of himself in the changing room with the message: ‘India was great fun..of course bolt team won the cricket match #boltinIndia’

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