Ahmedabad, Feb 1: It was one of the rare sights on Friday at Kensville Golf and Country Club in Ahmedabad. Sachin Tendulkar was not wielding his favourite cricket bat but a golf club.
Master Blaster Tendulkar, who is Gujarat Kensville Challenge golf tournament's brand ambassador, attended the event on Friday and tried his hand at golf.
The European Challenger Tour tournament started on Thursday in Ahmedabad. The event is hosted by India golfer Jeev Milkha Singh.
Jeev said Tendulkar's presence will give a boost to the event and also hoped that the senior cricketer will take up golf after retiring from Tests.
"It is good to have Sachin (Tendulkar) in the event. He is a brand ambassador besides me and Amitabh Bachchan and I hope he likes the sport and starts playing golf and join the likes of Kapil Dev, Madan Lal and Ajay Jadeja. He is a winner and I am sure he will do well," Jeev was quoted as saying before the start of the tournament.
Tendulkar, who retired from One Day Internationals in December, 2012, was recently involved with the Mumbai team and won the Ranji Trophy at Wankhede Stadium. Mumbai defeated Saurashtra in the final for their record 40th Ranji Trophy title.
The 39-year-old Tendulkar will now play in the Irani Cup for Mumbai against Rest of India from February 6 in Mumbai. After this, he will be playing the four-Test series against Australia starting from February 22 in Chennai.