The world’s fastest man put a handful of Australian Ashes hopes through their paces and said that the area he thought most needed work was their speed off the mark. He is a athlete and he is a legend in 100 metre or 400 metre running and many fails to beat him.He retired from athletics after August’s World Championships in London, and he was trying to increase the awareness of running while batting.Australian batsman Peter Hands comb said Bolt’s tips were welcomed ahead of Thursday’s first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
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Retired Jamaica sprint king and world’s fastest man, Usain “Lightning” Bolt, is charged with improving the speed at which members of the Australian cricket team run between wickets during the upcoming Ashes series, which starts at The Gabba in Brisbane on Nov. 23.
The Aussies participated in a practice session in which track star, who also plays cricket, imparted quickness technique when running between the sticks.
“It’s all about explosiveness, and that’s one thing I’ve noticed with cricket – they don’t really have a lot of explosiveness when they’re running,” Bolt said, according to the Herald Sun newspaper.Australia’s middle-order batsman Peter Hands comb spoke about the session with Bolt and welcomed the tips they received.
“He was giving us a few pointers on how to get a little bit faster,” Australia’s middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb said of his session with the speedster.
“We’ll give it a crack. He was trying to get us nice and low in the turn and in and out. The first couple of steps are key and if we can get them right, we’ll be fast,” stated about the tips Bolt doled out to the team.
Bolt, 31, who retired from athletics after August’s World Championships in London, said he was trying to increase the awareness of running while batting.