EurAsia Cup begins from today

When Anirban Lahiri and Gaganjeet Bhullar tee off at the inaugural EurAsia Cup on Thursday, they will add yet another team competition to the long list of appearances they had together.

Paired together for the fourth match against European veterans, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, a seven time winner on European Tour, and Scotsman Stephen Gallacher, who has tamed the star-studded field in Dubai Classic last two editions, Lahiri and Bhullar, are confident that their understanding of each other and the excitement of such a big stage will hold them in good stead.

Lahiri, who has three Asian Tour titles, said: “You’re playing for your country and you’re playing for Asia. These are the two biggest things you can do as a professional golfer.“It’s a fantastic opportunity to have the Indian flag stamped out there and hopefully dominate proceedings when we start.”

Five-time winner on Asian Tour and once on European Challenge Tour, Bhullar added: “I’ve played against them in Europe before and I know it’s going to be an exciting match.“Both of them have won on Tour but if you look at us, we are both very aggressive and are very hungry to go out there to make a name for our country and continent. I wouldn’t be surprised if we go on and create some upsets.”

When the action begins, skippers, Thongchai Jaidee of Asian and Miguel Angel Jimenez of Europe have decided to lead from the front, as they go up against each other in the first fourball match.

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