Trotting his way to achievement
India has been domestic to a fantastic range of video games that have now long gone international. Games like Chess, Kabaddi, Badminton, and Carroms have accomplished the united states proud with the aid of taking her places. ‘Polo’ is every other sport which originated in India and changed into play inside the medieval duration.
Polo, a horseback established team game, is one of the global’s oldest sports and called the ‘Royal game’ and the ‘Sport of Kings’. It’s now performed in over 50 nations like the USA, Great Britain, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, Dubai, Chile, China, Spain and extra.
Kaushik Kumar, a Hyderabad man who studied at St Paul’s High college, completed his commencement from Nizam’s University and holds a regulation degree from KV Ranga Reddy Law college, is a champion polo player. At the age of six, he has begun horse using in a summer camp at Andhra Pradesh Riding Club which turned into in advance placed in Masab Tank. His interest in equestrianism was an interest and ended up as his profession.
After years of tough paintings and exercise, his ardor for the game, love for animals (and velocity) inspired him to reach a stage wherein he began to represent Hyderabad and India in polo.
Besides journeying throughout the globe gambling for unique clubs and acquiring revel in inside the method, he has won several awards in India and abroad in distinct classes like Show Jumping and Tent Pegging. He trains horses for polo in Hyderabad and additionally encourages new expertise, allows them with training and constructing new polo startups.
When Kaushik just commenced horse riding, people who performed polo inspired him lots to take up this sport. “Apart from the Game Show, Jumping also interests me and polo is an Olympic recreation which ought to be recommended by using all,” says the participant who feels a little supervision from the government and some projects will go an extended way to encourage folks who are growing ardor towards the sport.
“Shamsher Ali and Basheer Ali, of the most noted players in the country and extensively appeared the world over because of their precision, pace and enjoy, are from Hyderabad. And, I wish the approaching generations expand a few interests in this Royal sport and make our state proud,” says Kaushik.
This Hyderabadi has played now not handiest in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru however additionally performed with the worldwide polo golf equipment just like the Lusaka Polo Club Africa, Lubombo Club SA, Polo Escape Thailand, Thai Polo Club and some Polo clubs in Dubai and has won a trophy at Lubombo in South Africa.
Gear a player needs
* A helmet with chinstrap and mounted grooms.
* Knee guards, polo boots, elbow pads, and gum shields.
* A jersey or a shirt is needed to distinguish the gamers from the group.
* Trousers or Polo pants are worn at some point of the sport.
* Gloves are worn to defend from reins and mallet.
What’s a handicap?
Handicap in the sport of polo is a system which was created by using the first president of the US Polo Association, Henry Lloyd Herbert, on the founding of the USPA in 1890, with various competencies of gamers the teams may be evenly matched. The players are rated on a scale of -2 to ten.