Asmaakam thu visishtaa ye thaannibodha Dvijottama
Naayakaa mama sainyasya samjnaartham thaan braveemi te ||
Aswatthaamaa Vikarnascha Soumadatthisthathaiva cha ||
Now, Duryodhana was naming the great warriors on his side :"You (Drona), Bhishma, Karna, Kripa, Awatthaama, the great winner of wars, Vikarna, and the son of Somadatta. "
Anye cha bahavah sooraa madarthe tyakta Jeevitaah
Naanaa sasthra praharanaah Sarve yuddha Visaaradaah||
Inadvertantly, he told that they had assembled there to "lay down their lives for his sake."
Could he have said "to win the war and make him the king forever" ?