By Atiya Riffat
The match between teams of Pakistan and Great Britain was arranged by Schools and Universities Polo Association (SUPA).
Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s son Junaid Safdar drove Pakistani team which comprised of Junaid Safdar himself from the University College London (UCL), Saif Noon from Royal Agricultural University, Sufi Haroon from University of Surrey and Taimoor Haroon from Royal Agricultural University.
The match was won by Great Britain after an extreme rivalry which went on for a hour of four extraordinary chukkas.
Junaid Safdar said that in spite of the fact that the Pakistan team lost the match the occasion general was extremely extraordinary and “winning and losing is a part of the game”.
“We will endeavor to ensure that in future we take an interest more in such occasions. We will welcome British-Pakistanis to come and witness how Pakistani students are performing. Today we battled courageously yet no second thoughts since we lost after a splendid game. These games are like Shandoor polo amusements of Pakistan. Pakistani team performed splendidly. This was Pakistani ability in plain view and we will keep it up,” he said.
Zahid Hafeez Chaudhary disseminated prizes among the students who performed well in the match.
He said that Pakistani people team was “strong and diversified community in the UK, they participate in all walks of life”.
Sufi Haroon was announced man of the competition for his splendid performance. He said that he began playing polo in Pakistan and learnt abilities from his relatives.