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La Pegasus Polo Appoints Dhruv Pal Godara Captain The teams begin their season from the 24th of September at the Cavalry Polo Club in Jaipur

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THE Indian polo season is about to begin and La Pegasus Polo, one of India’s premier polo establishments, has announced two all Indian polo teams led by ace player Dhruv Pal Godara.

La Pegasus Polo, founded by businessman and horse-lover Sanjay Jindal, has also appointed veteran player Thakur Lokendra Singh Rathore as the coach and mentor of their two teams comprising of all Indian players.

India is the birthplace of modern polo but has not got its due in the shadows of other popular team sports led by cricket. Seen as an expensive passion and hobby, polo is popular with the royal families, industrialists and officers of the Indian Army.

With the advent of commercial leagues in sports and television-friendly formats, polo is looking to break out of the tag of ‘Sport of the Kings’.

With more players now coming up from outside the privileged groups, including women, polo is gearing up to make up for lost time with the support of its players and patrons.

“It will be our combined privilege to represent La Pegasus Polo with the leadership of Dhruv Pal Godara, the guidance and mentorship of Thakur Lokendra Singh Rathore and each and every team member that will make up our teams, La Pegasus Polo and Haryana, during the various tournaments in the Indian Calendar”, founder Sanjay Jindal said in a statement.

Team captain Godara hails from a family of distinguished horsemen and has played the sport for over 20 years.

He has represented India at four polo world cups and has won all major polo tournaments across the country, including the prestigious IPA Indian Open 10 times and the Northern Indian Polo Championship.

“It is an honour for me to lead this distinguished group of polo players who are extremely passionate about the sport”, Godara said.

Thakur Lokendra Singh Rathore is India’s first professional polo player and has captained India in two polo world cups. He has played the sport across four continents and has also served as the National Coach.

“La Pegasus Polo is one of the finest professional initiatives in the country today and it gives me immense pleasure to join the squad as the coach and mentor of the team”, Rathore said.

The teams begin their season from the 24th of September at the Cavalry Polo Club in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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