Australia enlist Bolt to sharpen up Ashes preparations
Australia will hope to be quick between the wickets during the Ashes after a training session with Olympic sprinting legend Usain Bolt in Melbourne.
Bolt – a keen cricket fan – joined Steve Smith's side as they prepared for the opening Test with England at the Gabba.
A series of social media posts – one labelled 'Coach Bolt' by the Jamaican - showed the eight-time Olympic gold medallist setting the Australian side off on a sprint with their bats at the MCG, while also showing his forward defensive technique.
Bolt then strapped on the pads to show his own skills on the cricket pitch, before a customary 'lightning bolt' pose on the outfield.
Coach Bolt pic.twitter.com/R6yK9wsQEX— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) November 21, 2017
Cricket was my first love after all pic.twitter.com/7gIOg2ZHgE— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) November 21, 2017