Badminton ace Nandu Natekar has been inducted into the Legends Club, founded by the late Cricket Club of India president Raj Singh Dungarpur, as the first non-cricketer, along with 1983 World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev.
“The Legends Club president Madhav Apte, in consultation with the Cricket Club of India (CCI) president, Kekoo Nicholson, has decided to induct former India all-rounder Kapil Dev and badminton great Nandu Natekar into the club’s legends group,” said a media release today.
Apte, a former Test opening batsman, has obtained the consent from Kapil Dev and Nandu Natekar. The Legends Club celebrates the birthdays of Vijay Merchant, Vijay Hazare, Vinoo Mankad, Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar.
In addition to the above, the Legends Club will also celebrate the birthdays of Nandu Natekar—on May 12 -- and Kapil Dev—on January 6, 2017.