Anybody for cricket, Bolt?

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Updated: September 12, 2012

West Indies’ opening batsman Chris Gayle rates the bowling of fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt and reckons the six-times Olympic gold medallist has what it takes to excel at the game.

The sprinter expressed his desire to repackage himself as a big-hitting cricketer in Australia’s Big Bash Leaguefollowing an invitation by Shane Warne after he repeated his Beijing 2008 feat with three more golds at this year’s London Games.

Australian spin great Warne contacted Bolt about joining him at the Melbourne Stars club in the Twenty20 leaguein December.

The sprinter grew up playing street cricket and soccer in Jamaica and during the London Games said he wanted a trial at English Premier League giants Manchester United.