The fastest man on earth is trying his hand at another sport, and finally made his debut. A crowd of 9,958 turned out for Bolt’s bit-part role on his Mariners debut.
“I was a little bit nervous, but as soon as I got on the field I think the nerves went away,’ Bolt told Fox Sports. “I wish I had more touches, but I’m not fit yet, but I’ve just got to put in the work and get up to speed.”
— Central Coast Mariners (@CCMariners) August 31, 2018
Bolt played just over 20 minutes in the Mariners 6-1 practice match win over a Central Coast football select side in Gosford.Bolt said it would be a few months before the world sees the best of him as a football player.
“Oh my God, probably four or five months properly [to see him at his best], but to get fit probably two months.
“Then to get used to the touch of the passes from my teammates … four months, I will be playing like one of the guys.”
— Hyundai A-League (@ALeague) August 31, 2018
We know Usain can run fast, but will his skills translate to anything more than being a novelty? My guess, probably not.