Former India captain Kapil Dev will represent the country once again, 24 years after his retirement from competitive cricket, but this time in a different sport. The 59-year-old has made it to the Indian golf team that will take part in the 2018 Asia Pacific Seniors. Dev qualified on the basis of his performance in the All India Senior Tournament that was held at the JP Greens Golf Course in Noida earlier in July.
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24 years after he last donned India colours in cricket, 59 year old @therealkapildev will be part of the Indian golf team at the 2018 Asia Pacific Seniors in Miyazaki, Japan. pic.twitter.com/sWtIQ1aOFf
— Joy Chakravarty (@TheJoyofGolf) July 29, 2018
Kapil, who guided India to their maiden cricket World Cup victory in 1983 and retired from the gentleman’s game 10 years later in 1994, is all set to represent his country again.
The 2018 Asia Pacific Seniors will begin from October 17 at the Tom Watson Golf Club in Miyazaki, Japan. kapil dev who had earlier played the tournament in 2015 in China, will be a part of the Indian gold team.
Kapil will play alongside Rishi Narain (winner of the senior National 2018) and Amit Luthra (the winner of Senior National 2015).
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“At golf, you are challenging yourself. You are constantly trying to push your limits, looking to improve after every round. Cricket was different. You had to depend on your teammates.
“You may bowl a decent ball but someone may drop a catch. Or you may get run out because of your partner’s fault. You are depending on someone in cricket. But you are on your own in golf.”
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