After dominating the track for nearly a decade, Jamaican Usain Bolt is all set to bid adieu to the sport at the IAAF World Championships in London. While legions of his fans, that include great many celebrities are wishing Bolt for his spectacular career, Indian captain Virat Kohli also jumped on the bandwagon and send out a video message on twitter wishing the sprinter all the best for his final race and his future endeavours.
Like Kohli, Bolt endorses sports brand Puma and is also a self-proclaimed cricket fan. In a recent interview to a website, said that cricket was his first love and it a big part of his childhood. Bolt had also played against Yuvraj Singh in an exhibition match in 2014 during his maiden visit to the country and even scored 19-ball 45, including five sixes.
In the video message, Kohli says, “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.”
The World Championships starts on Friday and Usain Bolt is confident he can produce one more magical Midas touch when he seeks to defend his 100m title. In eight individual finals at the past four worlds (as well as in four 4x100m relay finals, Bolt has only suffered one hiccup: when he false started in the 100m final in Daegu in 2011. Eleven world titles to go along with eight Olympic golds: Bolt has the experience of dealing with multi-round big-event racing.
Times of India