Polo: Tarun Sirohi helps Cavalry-USPA lift Baroda Cup

first_imgTarun Sirohi exhibited great stick work as he slammed four goals to guide Cavalry-USPA to a 6-5 win over Jindal Cavalry in the final of the Baroda Cup at the Jaipur Polo ground in New Delhi on Sunday.Cavalry-USPA took a 1-0 lead at the end of the first chukker and held on to the lead throughout the match, although Jindal Cavalry always kept them on their toes. In the fast-paced final, Sirohi opened the account for Cavalry-USPA in the first chukker and then followed it up with another in the third.Just as Jindal Cavalry threatened to make a comeback in the fourth and final to ensure that the efforts of the rival came to naught. Bhupendra Singh and Samir Suhag scored a goal each for the winners.Jindal Cavalry’s Navjit Singh Sandhu played some really exciting strokes, and time and again came out with some brilliant stick work. Sandhu scored three goals to keep alive the interest in the match as it headed for an exciting finish.Ravi Rathore opened the account for Jindal Cavalry and then Sandhu converted a 30-yard penalty, but their joy was short-lived with Samir Suhag again taking Cavalry-USPA ahead with a 40-yard penalty in the third chukker.Heading into the fourth and final 3 lead but a couple of goals from Sandhu put paid to all the hopes that Jindal Cavalry may have had of making a match out of it. In the dying moments of the match, Jindal Cavalry did get a 30- yard penalty shot, which was converted by Naveen Jindal, but that was too little and too late for them.advertisementPrincess Asha Raje Gaekwad of Baroda distributed the prizes. Mare Boozie was adjudged the best Polo Pony of the match.Scorers for Cavalry-USPA: Tarun Sirohi (4), Samir Suhag (1), Bhupendra Singh (1). Scorers for Jindal-Cavalry: Navjit Singh Sandhu (3), Ravi Rathore (1), Naveen Jindal (1)last_img