Bangalore, Sep 2: The fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt of Jamaica arrived in Bangalore today to face off in a exhibition cricket match against India left-hander Yuvraj Singh at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium this evening.
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Multiple Olympic and world champion and 100m world record holder Bolt announced his arrival on Tuesday morning in Bangalore on Twitter. This is his maiden visit to India.
"India I'm here!!!!!! #Bangalore," he tweeted earlier this morning.
He followed that tweet with another one with a picture of his in the traditional "Mysore peta" (Mysore turban).
In another tweet for Yuvraj, he wrote "Hey @yuvstrong12, I'm in your neighborhood. Up for a little cricket face off? #CatchBolt."
"Puma brings Usain Bolt down for a one-of-a-kind cricket face-off between two sporting legends. For the first time ever, watch the Fastest Man on Earth -- Usain Bolt, challenge Yuvraj Singh to an exclusive cricket showdown at Chinnaswamy Stadium on September 2," Puma had said in a media release last week.
The match starts at 4PM IST. Fans can enter the stadium through gates 7 and 8 from 2.45 PM. The entry is free through these gates. Several other fans have been selected through contests on social media and passes were given at various Puma outlets in the city.
India I'm here!!!!!! #Bangalore— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) September 1, 2014
Namaste from India pic.twitter.com/2PK9QnEH9i— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) September 1, 2014