England face India in Mumbai
The England trip to Mumbai has been a great success. The final score was 5-5. The teams equalised in last seconds with a 60 yard penalty.
The England team consisted of:
- Will Emerson 5,
- Nacho Gonzalez 6,
- Terence Lent 2,
- James McCarthy 1
The opposition were 2 of the best Indian players on 5 goals and a young 3 goaler and 1 goaler:
- Sunny Patel 1
- Abhimanyu Pathak 5
- Salim Azmi 3
- Dhruvpal Godara 5
The polo event put on was fantastic. The sponsors made the side of the ground look very smart and they hosted a big lunch before the polo, followed by a fashion show and an after party for 500 people!
Mumbai is not known for the best polo ground nor horses. However, the horses the players were given were safe and able to be played on. It was said that the match was one of the best they had seen in Mumbai!
It was a real fight and tussle and was always within 1 goal. The teams equalised in the last 30 seconds on the 4th chukka. As all the horses and players were tired playing such a full on game in the heat, it was decided not to play extra time.