Thursday, September 6, 2007
President’s Bodyguard of India to perform at Malaysian Open Polo
If you are attending the Malaysian Open Polo Tournament this weekend, you are in for a real treat. The President’s Bodyguard of India is in Malaysia for a special performance at the Malaysian Open Polo Tournament. The commanding officer Colonel Ali Adil Mehmood has sent his Second-in-charge Lt Colonel Sanjay Bhatia, with a squad of four troopers, to Putrajaya to perform at the Malaysian Open Polo Tournament.
These skilled horsemen won’t be playing polo, though they are all adept at it. Instead the PBG will be doing a trick riding performance. Their spectacular performance will include a standing salute, hanky-picking and tent-pegging.
Their version of tent-pegging isn’t the messy cavalry charge we are used to seeing in Malaysia. The PBG have to be far more precise as they lance the pegs from between the legs of an assistant standing over the pegs. And they tent-peg with lances, rapiers and stilletos.
Putrajaya is an excellent performance ground for them as the polo grounds have an excellent grandstand to seat spectators comfortably. The field itself is in perfect condition. It is Malaysia’s Palermo.
The polo at the Malaysian Open is fantastic. The quality of the teams is very good, and all matches are very competitive. This is a tournament really for spectators to enjoy polo and be entertained.
This weekend the President’s Bodyguard will make one performance each day, at approximately 4:30 pm on Saturday and at about 5:00 pm on Sunday. Don’t miss it.