Unfortunately for us, cricket is not a part of Olympic games and hopefully, we can see it added to the list of Olympic games in the near future. The ICC has been pushing to include cricket in Olympics 2024, to be held in the French Capital but it looks highly unlikely at the moment.
Amongst major test-playing nations, only England(Great Britain) and Australia could make their presence felt at Rio 2016 Olympics with 2nd and 10th position respectively.
Even though we’ll have to wait to see cricket in Olympic games (after 1900), our present day cricketers can be medal contenders for the upcoming Olympics in alternate sports too. Let’s find out who will be suited to which event:
MS Dhoni: 100-meter dash
He may be an aging veteran nearing retirement, but we can never ever underestimate this man’s physical abilities. Ever since his early days, there has been no man faster than the Jharkhand mauler.
He is such a fast runner that his speed is often compared with none other than the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt. Dhoni is really quick off the blocks and generates really good sprint speed while keeping and running between the wickets.
Some of the latest instances of his superb running are from the World T20 2016 where he first run out Mustafizur Rehmann, running 13 meters in just 2 seconds and then, later on, helped Virat Kohli chip away the 161-run target with brilliant running between the wickets, stealing crucial doubles from the hands of mighty Australians.