Usain Bolt has bowling talent: Chris Gayle

Updated: Sep 13, 2012, 10:50 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Colombo: West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle believes fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt will shine as a bowler if he is to take up cricket professionally.

"He wouldn`t embarrass himself. In a charity game, he actually played against me and almost knocked my head off with a good competitive bouncer," Gayle was quoted as saying by the Reuters.

"It is nothing to take lightly. I don`t see anything wrong," added Gayle.

West Indies start their World Cup campaign against Australia on September 22.