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Bolt could have been cricketer except for dad

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BANGALORE (INDIA) - Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead. 

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt answers questions during a press conference in the Indian city of Bangalore, on September 2, 2014

Bolt, the world's fastest man, could have followed in the footsteps of Jamaican speedsters Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, who struck fear into the hearts of batsmen while playing for the West Indies in the 1980s and 90s.

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