Sunday, 18 May 2014 - 12:00
Yohan Blake wants to play for Yorkshire
Yohan Blake, the second-fastest 100m runner in history, insists he wants to play county cricket for Yorkshire – but has rejected the chance of an immediate net with the club's head coach, Jason Gillespie, because he has to fly back to Jamaica to train.
Blake, aged 24, insists that cricket is his first love, and that he hopes to play the game professionally when he retires from athletics.
He even boasts that he can bowl fast and hit the ball miles and even says that he bowls like Jimmy Anderson.
It has been reported that Blake can bowl between 85mph and 90mph, however he admits he is yet to go under the speed gun.