Bolt a huge fan of Hayden and Gilchrist
V Krishnaswamy | Saturday, 16 August , 2008, 23:47
Beijing: Usain Bolt, who shattered his own world record by 0.03 seconds while winning the Olympic 100m men's final by one of the largest margins, is a big cricket fan.
The lanky laid-back young man, who won gold with a stunning burst of 9.69 seconds, has often been seen as one not too serious about his sport.
The tall 196 cm West Indian sprinter, who first hit the headlines with a win in the world junior 200m final as a 15-year-old, mentioned last week in Beijing that he loved the way big-hitting Australian cricketers Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist bat.
"They bat aggressive and I really like it,'' Bolt said.
Bolt, who played street cricket like all Jamaicans in his school days, is also good friends with many of the cricketers and till a couple of years ago would once in a while turn his arm around in a fun game... etc