‘Golfer’ Kapil Dev gets India cap again
Kapil Dev the cricketer will now also be known as Kapil Dev the golfer. Having nursed a secret ambition to represent India at golf, the former India captain achieved his ‘dream’ when he was picked along with Rishi Narain and Amit Luthra to represent India at the Asia Pacific Senior 201■ to be held at the Tom Watson Golf club in Miyazaki, Japan from October 17 to 19.
The tournament is for golfers above 55 and Kapil was obviously “excited” at making the grade. “I am happy. Actually I feel proud because I am going to represent India. It is a great feeling. Not quite different from the time I was picked to tour Pakistan (in 197■) as part of the Indian cricket team,” a delighted Kapil told Sportstar.
A regular at the Delhi Golf Club, Kapil developed a liking for the sport once he stopped playing active cricket. “I loved football when I was still playing cricket but golf became a passion. And then an addiction really. Access to the DGC added to my love for golf,” said Kapil.
Getting to represent India again has got Kapil looking at giving his best. “I know I am a natural athlete and the handeye coordination helped me become a good golfer.”