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Jhakaas! Anil Kapoor runs with Olympian Blake

By Rediff Sports
December 06, 2019 11:40 IST

Veteran Bollywood star Anil Kapoor and Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake warm up before a sprint in Mumbai on Thursday

IMAGE: Bollywood star Anil Kapoor, left, and Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake warm up before a sprint in Mumbai on Thursday, December 5.

Olympic silver medallist Yohan Blake, who arrived in India earlier this week, caught up with Bollywood star Anil Kapoor at his home in Juhu, north west Mumbai, on Thursday.

'The Beast' -- as his fellow Jamaican Usain Bolt calls Blake -- is on a promotional tour to create awareness about road safety in India.

Yohan Blake and Anil Kapoor

Anil -- who turns 63 on December 24 -- shared his fitness goals with Blake -- who turns 30 two days after Anil's birthday -- before the duo went sprinting at the Jamnabai Narsee school ground in Juhu.

Anil Kapoor and Yohan Blake

Earlier, Blake, who is preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Games, launched the Road Safety World Series, a T20 cricket event to be played between Indian, Australian, South African, West Indian and Sri Lankan cricketing legends in February in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune to raise awareness about road safety.

Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes, Muttaiah Muralitharan, Brett Lee and Virender Sehwag are among the 110 cricketers who are committed to playing the tournament.

Blake is the Road Safety Champion of the West Indies Legends team. Tendulkar is the Brand Ambassador of the series. Sunil Gavaskar is the Commissioner of the series.

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