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Jaipur Maharaja Padmanabh Singh to represent India in Polo World Cup


These days Jaipur is winning accolades in different fields. Firstly, Jaipur International Airport became World’s No. 1 competing between 320 airports from across 80 countries. Then, Jaipur Junction became the 8th cleanest station in the country, as announced by the Ministry of Railways. And now, Jaipur Maharaja Padmanabh Singh has been selected to represent India in the Polo World Cup.

Last Polo World Cup won by India

Do you know? When was the last time that India won the Polo World Cup? It was in 1957 when India played under the captainship of late Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur.

Padmanabh Singh - Youngest player to ever represent India in Polo World Cup

And this time, Jaipur’s 18-year-old Maharaja Padmanabh Singh has been selected in the Indian Polo Team. With this, Padmanabh Singh, also known as Pacho Singh, becomes the youngest ever player to represent India in a Polo World Cup match.

The XI World Cup Zonal Play Offs are scheduled to be held in Iran from 29th June to 7th July this year.

Let us also tell you that Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur is also the Brand Ambassador for the leading and prestigious Argentinean leisure polo-centric company, La Martina.

Jaipur Maharaja’s Polo Skills

Coming from the royal family of Jaipur, who have been playing polo since ages, the young Maharaja also possesses commendable Polo skills. He has already shown his caliber and performance in various different Polo tournaments in the past few years.

Within a short span of time, Padmanabh has become a +2 handicap polo player.

Others in the team

The other players selected in the team to represent India at Polo World Cup are:

  • Lt. Col. Ravi Rathore (+5)
  • Abhimanuyu Pathak (+5)
  • Angad Kalaan (+4)
  • Siddhant Sharma (+3)
  • Pranav Kapur (+2)

Padmanabh Singh says,

“It is indeed gratifying to learn that I have been selected in the Indian Polo team to represent for the World Cup. I am further inspired to do my utmost for contributing to the game of polo and keeping the long standing legacy of Jaipur for this game alive,”

We wish the Maharaja and the Indian Polo team lots of good luck for the Polo World Cup. Make us proud again!

 


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