Meanwhile, for the Argentine team captain Martin, losing was difficult to take in as traditionally they are very passionate about every game and they play to win.
George Shelton, Captain of England Polo Team had also appreciated Manipur's playing style and had said, "It is a challenging game and they have a beautiful style of playing. It is simple and effective. We learned a lot in the first half of the game and we got a lot to make up in the second half. It is very special".
The final match saw a record turnout of spectators who got the worth of their time as it proved to be a cracker of a match, played at a very fast pace with both the teams putting their all in offence and defense to secure a win.
Although the modern game of Polo, commonly known as the 'Sport of Kings' was popularized by the British, but its origin is deep rooted in the state of Manipur where the game is locally known as the 'Sagol Kangjei' or 'Kanjai-bazee'.
The tournament was organized from November 22-29 at the historic Mapal Kangjeibung Polo ground in Imphal city. A series of cultural performances by a group of Manipuri artists showcasing the rich culture of the state were also put up on the inauguration day.