Australian Team Trained By Usain Bolt Before Ashes

Bolt Training Australian Team

Australia has done all work to gain match fitness before the first Ashes test against England. 

Now Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the earth, helps Australian team to boost their running between the wickets. The first Ashes test will start on 23rd November in Brisbane.

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt is the current world record holder in the 100m and 200m sprint and also the eight-time Olympic champion. He is now working with the Australian team to improve their explosiveness off the mark.

“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,” Usain Bolt told the Herald Sun newspaper.

“They seem to always take off at a slow rate. Getting that right will definitely help people.”

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.

Australian batsman Peter Handscomb said Bolt’s tips were welcomed ahead of Thursday’s first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

“He was giving us a few pointers on how to get a little bit faster,” Handscomb said. “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.

“Obviously he’s the fastest man ever so if we can have the title with him, that’d be cool.”

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.

“My doctor finally passed me after my hamstring problems at the world championships, so now I can start training.

“I’ve started training while I’m here and trying to get into shape before I get home and next year I’ll get a trial and we’ll take it from there.”

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