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It'll be interesting to see how teams perform after 5-month break: Amit Rohidas

ANI | Updated: Sep 08, 2020 15:09 IST


Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 8 (ANI): India dragflicker and defender Amit Rohidas said he will be keenly following the European teams when they resume the FIH Hockey Pro League later this month, adding that it will be interesting to see how teams perform after a five-month break.
"I will be closely watching the PC variations and defending tactics these teams will use. It will be interesting to see how they perform as competitive hockey is restarting after more than five months," Hockey India's official website quoted Rohidas as saying.
Currently based in the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru Centre for the ongoing national camp, Rohidas said he will be 'curious' to watch Belgian dragflick sensation Loick Luypaert. "Belgium has a very good PC attack and they use conventional variations but are very effective. They have quality dragflickers and Luypaert has done very well in the past. I will be curious to see his game in particular," stated Rohidas.

During the National Sports Day celebrations in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had expressed that the development of sports infrastructure and coaching facilities at the grassroots level is being done in an expeditious manner.
This increased attention on grassroot development will reap rich benefits in the future, expressed Rohidas, who hails from Sundergarh, Odisha.
"I feel this is the right time to pursue sports in Odisha because the government is extremely forthcoming in developing grassroot programs and by doing this they are not only providing opportunities for budding athletes but also for coaches. Making sports, particularly hockey compulsory in government and private schools will be a game changer as traditionally hockey is played mostly in Sundergarh and surrounding areas but with this initiative, it will help promote the sport further and popularize the game," stated Rohidas who also congratulated his compatriot from the women's team, Deep Grace Ekka, for being feted with the Biju Patnaik Sports Award. (ANI)

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