Usain Bolt to face Yuvraj Singh in cricket contest

NEW DELHI, India, CMC- Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his first trip to India next week to play cricket against India’s World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh, organisers said today.

The cricket face-off — titled ‘Bolt and Yuvi – Battle of the Legends’ — is being organised by sportswear giants Puma and will take place at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore on September 2.

The format and details of the game have not been revealed.

“Puma brings Usain Bolt down for a one-of-a-kind cricket face-off between two sporting legends,” the organisers said in a media release.

“For the first time ever, watch the fastest man on earth challenge Yuvraj Singh to an exclusive cricket showdown.”

Bolt, 28, a six-time Olympic gold medallist and world record holder in both the 100m and 200m, is an ardent cricket fan who has expressed a desire to play in the Indian Premier League.

Yuvraj, a left-handed all-rounder who is not part of the Indian team currently touring England, was man of the tournament when Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men won the World Cup in Mumbai in 2011.

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