Bash Kazi found himself in the international spotlight last weekend when he take a header off his polo pony in Sao Paulo.
Britain’s Prince Harry hit the polo field for a charity match Sunday on his Brazilian visit, promoting his country as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s jubilee year and the London Olympics. The 27-year-old, third in line to the British throne, played at the event in Campinas to raise money for Sentabale, his Lesotho-based charity. Hunky Argentine polo player Nacho Figueras and D.C. Socialite Bash Kazi were on the opposite side and paid $50,000 to the charity to play against the prince.
Bash Kazi, a Pakistan-born defense contractor known for co-hosting parties with tech millionaire scenester Michael Saylor, was among the jet-setters who joined Britain’s third-in-line for a charity polo match in Brazil, on Sunday.
Midway through the match, the 40-ish Kazi fell hard and was knocked unconscious. The 27-year-old prince, playing on the opposing team, showed his good sportsmanship by jumping off his own horse and rushing to Kazi’s side.
“Harry was massaging his neck, making sure he was okay,” Ray Regan, a Washington polo enthusiast on the scene, told The Reliable Source. The game stopped as Kazi was taken away in an ambulance, but resumed after it was learned he would be okay.
Prince Harry’s team prevailed winning the match 6-3. The prince’s teammate, Brazilian Carlos Alberto Mansur, who had the sixth and last goal, said Prince Harry “is a fine player and helped me get the goal.”