A royal time out for Delhi’s polo fans


Nothing makes for a higher Sunday than an exciting sport of polo for individuals who are used to spending their weekends at Jaipur Polo Ground. And the final healthy of the Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup 2019 turned into an appropriate treatment for the gathering at the polo ground currently. A minute’s silence became additionally found at the beginning of the in shape to pay tribute to the martyrs of the Pulwama terror attack.
Cheering spectators: The collecting included Yashodhara Raje Scindia, a web hosting the very last match, and a few diplomats from the metropolis. Captain Naveen Jindal led his group to victory inside the 4-chukker in shape. He informed us, “It becomes a difficult match; however, the spectators had a cute time watching.” Naveen’s spouse Shallu Jindal also become among the spectators.

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A royal touch: This yr, Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Gold Cup completed 22 years, and Yashodhara Raje, who has been coming to Delhi every yr for the very last fit of the match, said that in the ultimate 22 years, the game has gotten quicker, however, the notion of it being a privileged recreation hasn’t modified. “In the remaining 22 years, I even have visible so many new regulations delivered to the sport, and now all we see are Argentinian horses on the ground. Also, it is good to peer such lovely, young, and good-looking players who are taking the sport ahead. But the common notion continues to be that it’s miles a privileged sport. When I changed into the minister of sports in Madhya Pradesh, I proved to the sector that you could have an equestrian academy, and you can have all, and sundry turn out to be a good showjumper. Also, the factor is that in case your tour to Argentina, you may discover 20 playing fields in one city, however right here, you have in Delhi, one in Mumbai, and one in Kolkata,” stated Yashodhara, who has been a dressage rider.

Good vintage days: Reminiscing a few old matches she attended in Delhi, Yashodhara said, “I keep in mind, I turned into looking a recreation with the Rajamata of Jaipur, who instructed me that when she would watch a polo fit here, there could be around 50,000 humans in this floor looking the fit. Why can’t we’ve got that form of collecting now!