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Blake raises road safety awareness in India

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:20 AM

World 100m and 200m Jamaican stalwart Yohan Blake, is in India promoting road safety awareness. Blake, who landed in India earlier this week, caught up with leading actress Jacqueline Fernandez on her set.

The duo, who hit it off instantly were seen engaging in a freewheeling conversation on entertainment and fitness. Blake played complete sport as Fernandez taught him a few Bollywood dance steps and helped him experiment with some local Mumbai gourmet. Joining them on the set was Salman Khan.

Hailed as influential public figure in India, Jacqueline Fernandez turned host for international pop sensation Katy Perry and Amanda Cerny on their recent visits to India, and the actress shares a great equation with global influencers like Lilly Singh and Huda Kattan. Jacqueline will be seen next in a Netflix Original, titled Mrs Serial Killer.

The youngest-ever sprinter to date whom the fastest man of all time, Usain Bolt, dubbed ‘The Beast,’ is on a promotional spree to create awareness towards road safety in India, where around 150,000 people are killed and more than 450,000 people are critically injured in road accidents every year.

Blake, who is preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Games, has collaborated with the Road Safety World Series, a Twenty20 cricket event to be played between legends of India, Australia, South Africa, Windies and Sri Lanka in February 2020 in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune. While cricket legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Jonty Rhodes, Muttiah Muralitharan, Brett Lee, and Virender Sehwag are among the 110 cricketers to have committed to playing in the tournament, Blake has been brought on board as the ‘Road Safety Champion’ of the West Indies Legends team, while Sachin Tendulkar is the Brand Ambassador of the series, and Sunil Gavaskar is the Commissioner of the series.