Udaipur’s Vikramaditya Chaufla and Prashant Sen at Racketlon Thailand Open Challenger

Udaipur’s Vikramaditya Chaufla and Prashant Sen made the country proud by winning the bronze medal in men’s elite doubles at the Racketlon Thailand Open Challenger held from 4thto 6th January 2019. Mr. Chaufla and Mr. Sen competed against players from Europe and Asia in the tournament. Racketlon is an intense combination sport that tests the players in four disciplines – badminton, tennis, squash and table tennis.

Prashant Sen at the extreme right and Vikramaditya beside him

In his debut Racketlon appearance, Mr. Chaufla also squared off in the singles against Danish player Jesper Hougaard who is ranked 14th in the world. Mr. Chaufla defeated Mr. Hougaard in badminton and gave a grueling competition in squash but eventually ceded victory after a close contest.


Mr. Chaufla has previously represented the country in the World University Championship of Badminton in Seoul and in a highly anticipated appearance; he is scheduled to compete in the World Championship of Racketlon at Germany in November. He is also set to open his own Badminton academy in Udaipur and bring his international expertise in the sport to train the city’s youth.

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Chunda Polo Club Reviving the Spirit of Polo Sport in Udaipur

Chunda Polo Club which is a part of Chunda Palace in Udaipur is organizing polo matches in Udaipur. The inaugural match of the Chunda Polo Cup was conducted on 25th December 2018. Chief Guest of the event was Shri Arvind Singh Mewar along with South African Test and One Day International cricketer, Jonty Rhodes.

The event is being conducted at the Bujra village situated at a distance of 11 km from the city. Semi-final match of the Polo cup would be conducted on 30th December 2018 followed by the finale match on 31st December 2018 at. A total of 3 teams are participating in these polo matches with 10 players which are mentioned below:

Team Ashvashakti – Tejveer Singh Jhala, Veeramdev Singh Krishnawat, and Himmat Singh Bedla

Team Yashobal – Abhiraj Singh Shaktawat, Akshay Singh Kushwaha, Yaduraj Singh Krishnawat, and Brad Macgibbon

Team Ashvamegh – Aryaveer Singh Shaktawat, Rajveer Singh Jhala, and Captain Raghavraj Singh Shivrati

The motive of Chunda Polo Club to conduct Chunda Polo Cup is to revive the spirit of Polo in Udaipur. Polo was highly played in the town in the era of Maharana Fateh Singh Ji. The Polo Ground behind Field club was the original polo ground back then. “After Fateh Singh Ji, Arvind Singh Ji was a big support and a driving force to all the budding polo players of the city” says Veeramdev Singh Krishnawat (Polo player from Udaipur). He further added that Shri Arvind Singh Ji was the first civilian patron who supported Indian Polo in the country.

The sport of Polo always attracted huge attention from the Udaipurites. Back in the year 2014, district collector organized a polo match in the BN ground. The match witnessed a whopping crowd of more than 6000 people.

Notable Polo Players from Udaipur

  • Lokendra Singh Ghanerao (Captained India in the World Cup) as well as a mentor of the players in Udaipur.
  • Captain Raghavraj Singh Shivrati (Represented India in playoffs and played professionally for teams like Jindals).
  • Himmat Singh Bedla (played for teams like Mewar polywood and is Patron of IPG Bedla team)
  • Bhupendra Singh Agria (played for multiple teams in India and abroad)
  • Tejveer Singh Jhala (played for teams like Sahara)
  • Veeramdev Singh Krishnawat (Most valuable player in the national school tournament in the UK as well as for teams such as Mewar Thunderbolt).

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Water Sport Activities at Fatehsagar Organized by MLSU

Mohan Lal Sukhadia University(MLSU) on its Golden Jubilee year has organized a 2 day event of adventure water sport activities on 11th and 12th August at Fatehsagar. This event was inaugurated by Prof. I.V. Trivedi (Vice Chancellor, MLSU). MLSU is the first ever university to organize such Water Sport event for students. The event is open for all the regular students of 170 colleges affiliated with MLSU. The interested students can collect the forms from the Sports Council of MLSU 🙂

Here are a few glimpses of The Event captured by Gaurav Mehta 😀