Arguably the greatest athlete of all time, Usain Bolt will take part in his last competitive race in London, just a few days from now.
Bolt wanted to retire after last year’s Olympics, but was told to postpone it by another year. The legendary sprinter has won eight Olympic gold medals and eight world titles, ensuring his legacy as the greatest sprinter in history.
The charismatic Jamaican commands a legion of fans, with Indian skipper Virat Kohli one of them. Kohli, posted a video on Twitter in which he paid tribute to Bolt and also told him to consider cricket as a career.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 2, 2017
“Hey, Usain! I know it’s your last race we are going to miss you a lot on the track. From me and everyone in the Puma family, we wish you all the very best for this one and all your future endeavours. If you ever wanna play cricket you know where to find me,” said Kohli in the video.
Thanks Champ https://t.co/yVJkj0m9AC
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 2, 2017
Bolt, who shares a close friendship with Yuvraj Singh, has often said that he wants to play football after his sprinting days were done. He has publicly said that he wishes to play for Manchester United, and could still try out for the side in the future.
Kohli though has wished Bolt all the best and given a new option for the Jamaican. The sight of Bolt running in to bowl to Kohli would be incredible to watch.
Let’s see what happens!