Indian Premier League has fans all over the world and the infinite list includes some high-profile names. One legendary person that has recently shown his love for IPL is Usain Bolt. Usain Bolt, the Olympic gold medalist has always been in love with IPL and a supporter of Royal Challengers Bangalore. It’s no secret that Usain Bolt loves to watch Royal Challengers Bangalore at play. IPL is about to start and Usain Bolt posted his best wishes for RCB on Twitter and this has created a buzz. The team seems ecstatic about it as the skipper of the team and their most successful overseas player AB de Villiers have reacted to it. The franchise also took note of Bolt’s tweet and posted a reply.
Usain Bolt for RCB
Usain wished the team best in his usual witty style. He took to Twitter wearing an RCB jersey and posted, “Challengers, just letting you know, I’m still the fastest cat around.” Bolt mentioned Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and RCB’s official Twitter handle.
RCB reacts to Bolt’s tweet
Virat Kohli did not wait for long and tweeted back that RCB considers Bolt a part of their team. RCB skipper, Virat Kohli wrote, “No doubt and that’s why we’ve got you on your team now”. Virat’s teammate AB de Villiers who was also mentioned in Usain Bolt’s tweet replied to Bolt’s gracious gesture. He referred to Bolt’s magical ability to run like Flash and wrote, “We know whom to call when we need a few extra runs”.
The next tweet came from the official Twitter handle of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The franchise went to the extent of inviting Bolt to join the team. The tweet said, “The Red suits you, legend! Next up, catch a flight to India. We’re waiting!”
Aim for the trophy
This is not the first friendly Twitter banter that the RCB has engaged in. Last week the South African challenged Kohli for a race and then Kohli and Di Villiers were seen having a cheeky conversation.
This year is crucial for RCB as last year they had sneaked into playoffs but this year they would surely want to do better. Winning the trophy must be the only goal that all the teams must have harboured in their hearts. They have strengthened their team with 2 additions, Glenn Maxwell and Kyle Jamieson.
RCB is currently practising in Chennai for the 14th edition of the IPL.