Indian Polo team for World Championship in Sydney

By The IST News Service

Sydney 24 October, 2017

In India we were given to understand that Polo is a game of kings and nawabs and gradually entered the Army personnel. It was not a chance to see among the appreciative crowd the Nawab of Pataudi, Mansur Ali Khan and his family. They were regulars at the polo grounds.When we tried to find out about the player or Raja/ Maharaja, someone surprised us to inform that I am Maharahja of Jaipur Narendra Singh

But like cricket or hockey, the game has yet to reach popularity. A lot of education is needed to have greater audience.

The Indian Consul General in Sydney, Mr. B. Vanlalvawna organised a reception for the Indian Polo team on Monday, 23 October, 2017 at the Indian Cultural Center. Team was overwhelmed to see support of the Indian Australians, MLCs and former Polo Players. One and all wished them well for their forthcoming matches at the World Championship in Sydney.

When asked about the dangers involved in the game Raja N. Singh said┬ápolo is the second most dangerous game in the world. Anything can happen anytime and it could be fatal at times. But this won’t deter us from playing.

Following are the players competing in the championship:

 

Col. Ravi Rathore Captain Team India, Hony Secretary Indian Polo Association, CO 61 Cavalry
2 Dhruvpal Godara
3 HH Sawai Padmanabh Singh  Jaipur
4 Angad Kalaan
5 Siddhant Sharma
6 Pranav Kapur
7 Uday Kalaan Coach
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Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is an accomplished journalist with over 38 years of experience in the profession in various capacities. He was a sub-editor in Patriot and later Chief Sub-editor in The Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He has several published articles and reports in Patriot and HT. Published reports in The Blacktown Sun in Sydney. He had also been a tutor in journalism in the University of Western Sydney. He is currently Editor at The
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