Usain Bolt to play for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League?

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold and setting a new world record of 36.84 during the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final during London Olympics © Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

 

Melbourne: Aug 12, 2012

 

Australian spin legend Shane Warne on Sunday informed that Jamaican runner Usain Bolt is interested to play cricket for the Big Bash League team Melbourne Stars in the upcoming season.

 

Warne wrote on his page on the social networking site Twitter, “Who would come watch @usainbolt play cricket for the Melb Stars in 2012 ? Should I continue chatting to him & try and make it happen ?”

 

Warne wrote later, “Cats out the bag, we’ve spoken Olympic legend @usainbolt would like to have a crack at 20/20 for the Melb stars 2012 Please retweet guys x.”

 

Bolt confirmed the development to Channel Nine, saying that he would love to take part in the Australian domestic cricket league.

 

“(Shane Warne) contacted me and asked me about if I am serious and if I really want to do it then he can put in a few words that should get it done,” Bolt said.

 

“So we will see if I get the time off. I will try.”

 

“If I get the chance I will definitely try because I know it’s going to be a lot of fun. I don’t know how good I am. I will probably have to get a lot of practice in.”

 

Bolt, also known as Lightening Bolt, had few days ago expressed his wish to play football for the famous English Premier League Club, Manchester United.