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Usain Bolt could even try his hands at basketball
Bolt's love for football has been known to everyone in the sporting circles. But, with his endurance, quick footwork and torso power, he has a good enough chance to come up good in other sports as well.

IF THERE was someone who had to run to save your life, Usain Bolt would be a natural choice. He has earned a name for himself as the greatest sprint athlete that the world has ever seen. He is the fastest man on the planet and even holds the world record for both the 100 and the 200 metres. The flamboyant athlete has in the past been vocal about his interest in playing the beautiful game, football at the professional level.

The player has said that once he decides to hang his boots from the track and field, he might take up football. He was also present during one of the Manchester United matches in the EPL where he was seen with the club players establishing his interest in football. It is a game that he has always enjoyed playing with friends. He prefers himself in the role of a defender or an attacking midfielder.

Apart from this game, there are a lot of sports that the athlete can think of trying out. He has a physique, which would fit into exactly any sports and he has a height advantage as well. His height, body stamina, speed and energy would be a great sight on the basketball court as well. Height is an important criteria in the basketball court and he successfully passes it. He could also use this height advantage if he chooses to play volleyball.

He could be more than handy in playing the game of cricket as a bowler as well. Bolt also once said that if he did not become a track and field athlete, he would have certainly landed as a cricketer. He could get that extra bounce and has the strength to bowl at rapid pace. He could be the next Joel Garner of world cricket. The player with his strength could also make for a good rugby player.

But, one has to understand that just having such physical attributes is not going to help him play other sports as well. He needs to have thorough knowledge about the game and has to excel in it, which might take a long time. But, the athlete Bolt is, it would not be surprising to see him take up another sport and do well in it. But, for this to happen, he has to set his sights from now, itself.

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