<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Mahela Jayawadrene has no plans of taking up golf professionally" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130207184242.jpg" title="Mahela Jayawadrene has no plans of taking up golf professionally" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Mahela Jayawardene has amassed over 10,000 runs in both Tests and One-Day International cricket © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Pune: Feb 7, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Sri Lankan cricket legend and owner of Colombo 6's franchise in the Golf Premier League (GPL), <a href="/tags/Mahela-Jayawardene/post" target="_blank">Mahela Jayawardene</a> has no ambition of turning pro in the future, but would not mind getting a tip or two from established golfers such as Darren Clarke and Angel Cabrera.<br /> <br /> Jayawardene was present on the occasion of the launch of the GPL at Aamby Valley City Golf Course amid much fanfare in Pune on Thursday.<br /> <br /> "No, not at all...golf is just a leisure activity for me, I enjoy walking through the greens," Jayawardene said when asked golf is going to be his calling after retirement from cricket.<br /> <br /> "Darren Clarke and Michael Cabrera are really established names. (I hope to) get a few tips from them (during the tournament)," said the Lankan run-machine, whose favourite golfer is <a href="/tags/Tiger-Woods/post" target="_blank">Tiger Woods</a>.<br /> <br /> The cricketer, who has not yet "thought about" retirement, said he has always been fascinated by golf.<br /> <br /> "It's been six to seven years. I have been fascinated by golf. I try to improve my game whenever I play. It was a nice opportunity for me to get a team for <a href="/tags/Sri-Lanka/post" target="_blank">Sri Lanka </a>and Colombo. I hope it will develop the game back in our country," he said.<br /> <br /> The prolific batsman has amassed over 10,000 runs in both Tests and One-Day International cricket in a glorious career spanning over 13 years.