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first_imgPowell said he played cricket for one year during his school days but left the sport for athletics. “My school cricket team did very badly, so I quit cricket after playing for one year,” he said. “Cricket was earlier very big in Jamaica. It is still big but athletics is bigger now. Chris Gayle is my friend and I love to watch him play and I want to watch cricket. But I dont follow cricket much now because I train in United States and no cricket is shown on TV there.” Asked whos his sporting idol, Powell said, “While growing up I looked up to my eldest brother Donovan (who represented Jamaica in 4x100m relay in 200 Olympics). Later on, I admired Maurice Green. I wanted to run with him, I did and I beat him.” Maurice Green is the former 100m world record holder and 2000 Olympics gold medallist. Powell took part in a discussion organised to motivate the young athletes to take up the sports. Indian sprint legends Milkha Singh, P T Usha and Ashwini Nachappa took part in it. Powell also took part in a race with the young athletes of the Capital City. PTI PDS ATK PDSlast_img read more