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.
Bolt will play a seven-a-side exhibition match against a team which will have some of India’s top cricketers. The four-over match will be played with Team Bolt comprising his best friend Nugent Walker Junior and Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh among others.
The rival team would be led by all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who will have his long-time friend and renowned pacer Zaheer Khan among others in the team. The face-off is titled ‘Bolt and Yuvi ? Battle of the Legends’.
The imposing sprinter, the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records, was at his wittiest best while facing the media at a promotional event here.
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. 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 time,” he said.
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