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Indian polo | Jaipur Polo Season 2018


A Series Of Intense Battles On The Opening Day Of Rajmata Gayatri Devi Memorial Cup



15th January 2019 | Jaipur


Equal level of matches increase the level of tournament and crowd fascination. Matchday 1 of the 10th goal Rajmata Gayatri Devi Memorial Cup it is...


Magnificent day started in Jaipur looking from a new beginning where each team wants to showcase their talent and incredible capabilities in front of this enthusiastic crowd. Sun shines with blooming winds arousing and the festival of kite just left its mark on this glorious land of warriors. Crowd is demographically packed and players glancing towards the trophy. The first day of the 10th goal Rajmata Gayatri Devi Cup tournament of the Jaipur Polo Season witness 6 teams contesting for the victory. May the best team win and precedes in the tournament.

RPC V/S CHANDNA GROUP
The 1st match of matchday 1 of the Rajmata Gayatri Devi Cup saw two teams glancing towards the path for victory. RPC will go head to head with Chandna Group team for battling a tough fight for victory. Both teams are capable of twisting things around their incredible play.

Here are the team squad for both the teams as follows –

Chandna Group RPC
Ranshay Purohit -2 Shubham Gupta -2
Ashok Chandna +1 HH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Of Jaipur +3
Dhruvpal Godara +5 Siddhant Sharma +4
Gerardo Mazzini +6 Abhimanyu Pathak +5

Here are the umpires of the game as follows-

Mr. Jason Dixon
Matthew Perry


Here are the referee of the game as follows-
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Mr. Pranav Kapur


The first chukker is about to begin and both the teams looking to win this match and take a lead in the beginning of the 10th goal Cup. Here starts the chukker and RPC team in control of the ball in the beginning of the chukker. Both the teams displaying great amount of defensive and attacking capabilities. Out of a sudden, Shubham and Pacho (Padmanabh) scoring each one goal for their team, RPC, snatching the lead in the first chukker. Watching this, Dhruvpal Godara Handling the pressure of the team and scoring one goal for his Chandna Group so that pressure can be depleted from his house. Here ends the chukker with the results as follows- RPC team- 2 and Chandna Group team-1.

The 2nd chukker underway with both the teams looking to uplift their motivation and move top the path of victory. Chandna Group team controls the ball in the beginning of the chukker. Out of a sudden, Dhruvpal scoring 2 consecutive goals by his superb strike and Mazzini converting one his account, snatching the lead from RPC team and getting the lead from their Chandna Group. Seeing this, Pacho scoring one goal to deplete the pressure from his team house head. Here ends the chukker with the scoreboard results as Chandna Group- 4 and RPC- 3.

The 3rd chukker underway with confidence layering from everywhere and crowd cheering for their team as their medicine of motivation. Here begins the chukker and Pacho controlling the ball in his favour. Out of a sudden, Pacho and Dhruvpal Godara, each scoring one each goal for their respective team. Here ends the chukker with the scoreboard results as RPC- 4 and Chandna Group- 5.

The 4th chukker starts RPC team controlling the ball in their favour half in the beginning of the chukker. Here starts the chukker and out of nowhere, Abhimanyu Pathak and Pacho each scoring goal for their team, RPC, and trailing the score by 1. Watching this in pressure, Dhruvpal Godara, India’s finest finisher of the ball strikes the towards the goal and scoring an absolute beautiful equaliser for his team, Chandna Group. Here ends the chukker with the scoreboard results as Chandna Group-6 and RPC- 6. The 5th chukker will decide the winner of the game and here it starts. Abhimanyu Pathak taking the ball like a hero and scoring it beautifully for his team, RPC and snatching the victory for his team RPC.

Congratulation to RPC team for victory in the matchday 1 of the Rajmata Gayatri Devi Cup.

PIRAMAL POLO V/S CAVALRY POLO
The 1st match of matchday 1 of the Rajmata Gayatri Devi Cup saw two teams glancing towards the path for victory. RPC will go head to head with Chandna Group team for battling a tough fight for victory. Both teams have a unique type of play and they are immensely capable of turning the opportunity.

Here are the team squad for both the teams as follows –

PIRAMAL POLO CAVALRY POLO
Sunny Patel +1 Ashwani Sharma 0
Dhananjay Singh 0 Raghav Rao +1
Gonzalo Yanzon +4 Col. Vishal Chauhan +4
Basheer Ali +5 Col Ravi Rathore +5

Here are the umpires of the game as follows-

Mr. Jason Dixon
Mr. Angad Kalaan

Here are the referee of the game as follows-


Mr. Pranav Kapur


The first chukker starts with both team looking agile to play against each other. Here underway the chukker and out of sudden, Vishal Chauhan and Ravi Rathore scoring early each goal and taking the early lead from their team, Cavalry Polo. Here ends the chukker and the results are Cavalry Polo-2 and Piramal Polo- 0.

The 2nd chukker starts Piramal Polo team controlling the ball in their half in the beginning of the chukker. Out of a sudden, Basheer Ali of Piramal Team scoring 2 goals consecutively scoring an equaliser. Here ends the chukker with the result as follows Piramal Group- 2 and Cavalry Polo- 2. Both the team are levelled up.

The 3rd chukker underway with both team trying to find out the path of victory and here starts the chukker. Out of a sudden, Ravi Rathore controlling the ball well in this chukker in the beginning and Basheer Ali scoring 3 consecutive goal for his team Cavalry Polo. Watching this in pressure, Piramal Polo scoring one goal by the strike of the player sunny Patel so that pressure can be depleted from their house head. Here end the chukker with the scoreboard results as follows Cavalry Polo- 5 and Piramal Polo- 3.

The 4th and final chukker undergoes with Cavalry Polo team controlling the ball in the beginning of the chukker. Out of a sudden, Ravi and Basheer Ali each scoring one each goal for their respective team. Here ends the final chukker with the results as follow Cavalry Polo-6 and Piramal Polo-4.

Congratulation to Cavalry Polo for victory in the matchday 1 of the Rajmata Gayatri Devi Cup.


KANOTA V/S MUMBAI POLO
The 1st match of matchday 1 of the Rajmata Gayatri Devi Cup saw two teams glancing towards the path for victory. Kanota will go head to head with Mumbai Polo team for battling a tough fight for victory.

Here are the team squad for both the teams as follows –

KANOTA MUMBAI POLO
Pratap Singh Kanota +2 Shyam Mehta 0
Kuldeep Singh Rathore +2 Vandit Golecha +1
Pranav Kapur +2 Gaurav Sahgal +3
Vicky Nihalni +2 Manuel F. Llorente +6

Here are the umpires of the game as follows-

Mr. Jason Dixon
Mr. Angad Kalaan

Here are the referee of the game as follows-

Mr. Matthew Perry


The match between the newest entry, Mumbai Polo team and Kanota team went underway at the Cavalry ground. Playing with a total score of +8 in a 10-goal tournament, Kanota team were given a headsup with a 1.5 point lead. Everyone in the crowd was ready to witness the Mumbai Polo team perform in their first match of the season and the Kanota supporters were already grooving as the team patron was gearing up to display a fantastic game of Polo. As the umpires blew for the match to start, Manuel F. Llorente scored an early goal for the Mumbai Polo team and the scorecard showed a score of 1.5 - 1 in favor of Kanota team. As the match progressed, Mumbai Polo showed their dominance with another goal in their favor, which was scored by Shyam Mehta. The lead was now in Team Mumbai’s hand and they were leading by 2 - 1.5. As Kanota team was losing its grip, Kuldeep Singh Rathore, popularly known as Kulsa, scored two consecutive goals for the team and the scoreboard showed a score of 2 - 3.5 in favor of Kanota team. It looked like Mumbai Polo team would take some time to come back in the game but a goal in the closing minutes of the first chukker by Vandit Golechha decreased the lead to a mere 0.5 goals. The score was 3 - 3.5 after the first chukker.

The second chukker opened with a powerful strike from Mumbai Polo team’s star player, Manolo Llorente. The score was 4 - 3.5 in favor of Mumbai Polo team after Manolo’s goal. Kanota team made a lot of attempts towards the goal but were unable to score a single goal in the second chukker. Shyam Mehta was on fire in the match as he scored one more goal to end the second chukker. The score was 5 - 3.5 in favor of Mumbai after the first half.

The third chukker kicked off with a brilliant run from Kuldeep Singh Rathore from the right as he provides with a long assist to the team patron, Pratap Singh Kanota. Great chemistry between the two couldn’t help in adding a goal to the scorecard as Kuldeep missed by a few inches. Mumbai Polo team was on fire and were ready to take the 2-goal advantage as Manolo Llorente scored two back to back goals and the score was 7 - 3.5 after his goals. The match was completely in favor of Mumbai Polo team now and they clearly had the upper hand. A goal was scored by Shyam Mehta in the dying minutes of the third chukker to increase Mumbai Polo’s lead. The third chukker ended with scorecard displaying a score of 8 - 3.5.

Despite many efforts from both the teams, not a single goal was scored in the last chukker. The goalless last chukker was a happy sign for Mumbai Polo team but Kanota team had to leave the field in disappointment.

The final score of the matchday was Kanota- 3.5 and Mumbai Polo- 8.

Congratulation to Mumbai Polo for victory in the matchday 1 of the Rajmata Gayatri Devi Cup


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Jaipur polo season , gayatri Devi Cup
Jaipur polo season , gayatri Devi Cup
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