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Inspired by Kohli, a motivated Shiv Kapur clinches Panasonic Open

483   //    06 Nov 2017, 16:35 IST

Shiv Kapur
Shiv Kapur

What’s The Story?

Indian golfer Shiv Kapur took inspiration from Virat Kohli and clinched the Panasonic Open, India. After winning the trophy, Kapur said that he watched Indian cricket captain Kohli taking charge against New Zealand right from the first ball, which motivated him a lot. Kapur wanted adapt that attitude and get the victory that he eventually achieved. 

The Context:

Shiv Kapur the professional Indian golfer, made a considerable impact in his second season on the Asian Tour by winning the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia and finishing the year fourth on the Asian Tour Order of Merit. Kapur works with instructor Peter Murphy out of Dallas, Texas.

Recently, Kapur had not played much but he showed that that hardly matters to him in the Panasonic Open, India. He was never far off the lead and a spurt of four birdies in five holes on the back nine on Sunday sealed a three-shot victory.

The Heart of the Matter:

Panasonic Open is known for the dominance of Indian players and Shiv Kapur maintained it further. Only once in the seven editions has a foreign player triumphed in Panasonic Open. When victory was finally achieved, Kapur’s reaction was pretty low-key.

“I was watching the India-New Zealand T20I in Rajkot and when Kohli came in to bat, he took the bowlers apart from the first ball of the innings. I need to have the same attitude and when I go out to play," said Kapur.

What’s Next:

Kapur will surely look forward to maintain his winning ways in the upcoming tournaments. He did exactly what Kohli did to the Kiwis, and it was only when he reached the last two holes with a three-shot lead, that he tried to preserve what he had.

Author’s Take:

It is great to see that one Indian sportsman is motivating another and helping to achieve success. Without a doubt , Kohli is the epitome of success and confidence in cricket. He is a person to be followed. I wish Kapur and Kohli a lot of success in coming days.

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