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"Virat Kohli Is The Standout One": Usain Bolt's Massive Praise For India Star

Usain Bolt knows all about life in fast lane and it wasn't a surprise when he picked T20 as his favourite form of cricket, a sport that's in his "blood" thanks to a passionate follower in his father. Bolt, one of the greatest athletes of all time with eight Olympic gold medals to his credit, wanted to become a fast bowler growing up in Jamaica and now as the ambassador for next month's ICC T20 World Cup, he is finally getting to live a cricket dream.

"I grew up on cricket. My dad was a massive cricket fan and still is. It is something that I have always in my blood. To actually get to be a part of cricket again as an ambassador, it is wonderful. I never got to live my dream of being a cricketer so to be ambassador of T20 World Cup is wonderful," Bolt told PTI in a telephonic interview from New York on Wednesday night.

The world record holder in the marquee 100m and 200m called time on his unmatched career in 2017 and seven years on, his charisma too remains unmatched.

One could sense a child-like excitement in him while talking about cricket as he headed towards the makeshift cricket stadium in New York, one of three T20 World Cup venues in American mainland and host to the India-Pakistan clash on June 9.

He has spent the last few months travelling the world for music and football among other things and therefore, he has not got the time to watch live cricket on TV, including the ongoing IPL.

"I have not been able to watch as much as I would like to but when I get time I try to catch up on T20s," said the 'Lightning Bolt'.

Speed continues to excite Bolt the most and no wonder he calls T20 the best format of the game.

"T20s for sure... When they started it was a great idea and still is. It compresses the game because you

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