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Tendulkar to tee off at Kensville Challenge

Sachin Tendulkar's remarkable international cricket career may be heading towards the finish, with the batsman having already signing off from one-dayers, HT reports.

cricket Updated: Jan 08, 2013 00:47 IST

Sachin Tendulkar's remarkable international cricket career may be heading towards the finish, with the batsman having already signing off from one-dayers.

However, one illustrious fan is hoping that Tendulkar would be ready to switch sports.

Tendulkar will perform the ceremonial tee-off for the Gujarat Kensville Challenge golf tournament at Jeev Milkha Singh's signature golf course on the outskirts of Ahmedabad. “We're introducing him to golf. Hopefully, he'll like the game and maybe take it up,” Jeev said here on Monday while announcing Tendulkar as a brand ambassador for the European Challenge Tour event.

It won't be the first time Tendulkar will wield a wood that is not willow. After hand surgery in the US many years ago, Tendulkar had first taken to the golfing greens before he returned to the cricket pitch. And he is known to occasionally visit the driving range.

If he ends up playing regularly, Tendulkar will not be the first - from Kapil Dev to Ian Botham and AB De Villiers to Ajay Jadeja, the list of cricketers who play golf regularly is quite long.


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