By CricketCountry Staff
London: Aug 11, 2012
Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who shone in London Olympics 2012 with two silver medals, on Friday expressed his desire to take the precious wicket of Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s, which he says is his 'aim in life'.
“I think I can bowl out Sachin, which is my aim in life,” Blake revealed.
Blake, who is considered as the world's second fastest man next to compatriat Usain Bolt, rates cricket as his first love ahead of athletics.
"Cricket is higher than track and field for me,” Blake said after coming second in 200 metres race at the 2012 London Olympics.
“I have been watching cricket since I was a small kid and I have grown up to love the sport. I am better at cricket than running,” he added.
Blake also believes that he is better in cricket than his friend and foe Bolt.
“In fact I am better than Bolt and in cricket I can definitely beat him,” Bolt was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
Blake, who played cricket for Kingston Cricket Club before taking up athletics, strongly advocates believes the inclusion of cricket in Olympics.
“Cricket must be an Olympic sport because it can be entertaining like we have seen in IPL,” Blake said.
Blake also expressed his desire to play in the Indian Premier League.
“Of course I want to play in the IPL, even Test cricket. Cricket is my first love and if I get the chance, I want to play. I love Sachin and Virender Sehwag and my boy (Chris) Gayle always talks about me coming to India for the IPL. A couple of teams want me to come and try out because my game is supposed to be good. I will be going to Mumbai and also Bangalore,” he concluded.
A few days ago, Blake claimed that he can bowl faster than Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan.
“I love cricket... India loves cricket. But you know what, I can bowl faster than Zaheer Khan. I followed the Indian team when they were at the Caribbean last time. I know Sachin Tendulkar, MS (Dhoni), Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid... these are the guys I know,” told Blake, who along with his friend and foe Usain Bolt, played cricket before pursuing athletics.