Running between the wickets is an important part of the game. In the current generation of world cricket, fitness is the new motto and being quick between the wickets has become mandatory. Thinking on this note, the Australian cricket team has roped in the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt to boost their running between the wickets during the Ashes Test series against England.
The eight-time Olympic champion had a session with the Australian batsmen to improve their 'explosiveness’. “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," the Jamaican told the Herald Sunnewspaper. "They seem to always take off at a slow rate. Getting that right will definitely help people."
“We’re trying to make awareness more of running (as an asset in cricket) and we’re developing the Bolt Rate which is the quickest person through the wicket,” the fastest man in the world said.
Australian cricketer, Peter Handscomb said, “I’m happy about that, because we’re going to see who is the fastest between the wickets.”
Bolt said had been busy after retirement preparing for a tilt at football, having been invited to train with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. “It’s something that I want to do. I'm trying to get fit now,” he said.
31-year-old Jamaican track superstar is the world record holder in the 100m and 200m. He retired after this year’s World Championships - where he suffered a hamstring injury.