Making The Stick Talk, Amit Rohitdas, Indian Hockey Player

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Making The Stick Talk, Amit Rohitdas, Indian Hockey Player
Making The Stick Talk, Amit Rohitdas, Indian Hockey Player

Amit Rohidas is an Indian athlete whom the country is proud of. He is an Indian hockey player who plays for the National Hockey Team worldwide. He is constantly striving toward success, and due to his hard work, he has been named the captain of the national hockey team for the FIH Pro League tie against Argentina.

Amit Rohidas showed a keen interest in hockey when he was at the age of 10 years. He was born in the Sundargarh district in Orissa on the 10th of May, 1993.

The 29-year-old plays as a defender. The stalwart defender has been a part of the national team for not less than six years and is widely regarded for his drag flicking skills.

Amit Rohidas initially started playing in his village, Saunamara, in the Sundargarh district. He later started playing in the Panposh Sports Hostel in Rourkela to polish his hockey skills.

He made his junior team debut in 2009, while he made it to the senior squad in 2013 for the Asia cup held in Ipoh. He played so amazingly, and as a result, the team won silver.

The man never stopped trying unless he reached the glory of success. Still, he is rising to touch the height. Amit Rohidas has had a highly successful career to date. He has witnessed many matches that have won glory. Moreover, he performed exceptionally well at the junior level, and his career began to grow. Then the real transformation started to take place in the year 2004.

His constantly hard-working nature brought him to the 8th edition of the under-18 Asia Cup held in Myanmar in November 2009, where India ranked in the 5th position. Due to his drag flicks, he was awarded the star of the match and bagged seven goals. After this, he got many opportunities in important tournaments where he showed his brilliant moves. He was also a part of the Silver winning squad in the Sultan of Johor Cup in Bahru, Malaysia.

Amit Rohidas led the team of 18 members for the Indian Junior men’s squad on the European tour to prepare for the World Cup, which was held in 2013 in India.

India won its first Olympic medal in hockey in 41 years. The Indians roared out of pride, and this news went viral on every social media handle. On the field, PR Sreeejesh was there to paw the ball away to safety calmly. But there was an important run made, perhaps unsung, by Amit Rohidas. He was awarded as the best first rusher.

Now, the world hockey’s most prestigious quadrennial occasion is approaching. This is the most awaited moment for all hockey players worldwide and fans as well. It will witness 16 prime groups taking the middle stage in Orissa. Two hundred fifty days remain, and this competition will be held in Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela from the 13th to the 29th of January, 2023.

Amit Rohidas, born in this city, gave words to the local people’s emotions. He said that the local people are very excited as an event is organized equivalent to a World Cup. The craze for hockey is unmatchable, especially in Rourkela. The biggest stadium is built there, and the people are counting the days just to witness this world-class competition. He also said playing in India would be a great experience.

Talking on behalf of the staff’s preparation Amit Rohidas also mentioned that his team is back in the SAI, Bengaluru. The atmosphere here was excellent, with six hockey teams currently based on the same system. The whole international hockey calendar was disrupted due to the advent of COVID-19. So one should not worry about the things that are not in control and should move ahead as the path leads.

He also talked about his team’s preparation for the FIH Pro League Home games and working on the gray areas the whole time.

Sundargarh has been the hockey nursery game in the country. The place has produced several hockey starts. Earlier, the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar witnessed the Men’s Hockey World Cup in the year 2018, and now Rourkela is going to witness this great event of FIH Orissa Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023.

Editorial By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times

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