Washington: The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt, who is famous for his love for cricket, has now claimed he wants to play football at the end of his career, and added that his future might lie in the global game since he believes he is good at it.
“I have said I wanted to try football. I always wanted to try to play soccer. “Maybe at the end of my career, it would be something that I would love to try,” CBS quoted Bolt, as saying.
“I watch it on TV and see these guy plays. I play it all the time with my friends. I played childhood matches in Jamaica and I did well. I think it is something I would like to try to do,” he added.
Bolt had flaunted his soccer skills to a bunch of young semi-professional players from Melbourne Heart few days back, as he organised a practice match with the youth team at the AAMI Park
The left-footer had also delighted the intimate crowd with a few step-overs and showed that he wasn`t scared to engage in banter during the match, and claimed after the match that he felt good playing football.
Recently Bolt had claimed he would like to defend his 100 and 200 meter titles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but now the Jamaican sprinter has said he may still branch out to other track events.
“To find something else to strive toward,” Bolt said.
He added: “I could always try the 400 meters — which I don`t want to do. I could try to run faster over both my events. I could try another event, maybe the long jump or the 400 meters. There are a few things I would like to try in sports that I could work towards. We`ll see what I decide at the start of the season.”