The importance of sports in life is unquestionable. There are many types of sports in vogue today; Like – Cricket, Football, Hockey, Basketball, Tennis, Badminton etc.
Everyone definitely likes some sport. I like hockey game. The game of hockey is played today in most countries of the world.
This game is very popular in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, England, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Holland etc.
My Favorite Sport Essay in English
Hockey has an important place not only in the sports competitions of Asia and Europe, but also in the Olympic Games.
In the countries of Europe, the game of ‘ice hockey’ is also played. ‘Ice hockey’ is played on the days when it is snowing.
It is difficult to estimate when the game of hockey started, but this sport was included in the Olympic Games in 1908.
The All India Hockey Federation was established in India in 1925 and since then it is being played as the national game of India.
In the field of hockey till 1956, India had a monopoly dominance. Happy with the magic of hockey of Dhyan Chand, the famous player of India and considered to be the magician of hockey, Hitler of Germany shook hands with him.
Under his leadership, India had maintained its dominance in the hockey game. After that the period of decline of Indian hockey started. Gradually, hockey was replaced by cricket.
But I believe that the game of hockey is far better than that of cricket. The game of hockey is a game between two teams of equal strength and skill.
In this, every player of the team has to play smart, alert and with all his strength. For these reasons, the game of hockey is called a sport of physical ability.
The game of hockey is played in two innings of 35 minutes each. In this game there are five players ‘forwards’, two ‘defense lines’, three ‘center half’ and one ‘goalkeeper’.
Everyone has to play very well. By giving short passes, dribbling players reach a semi-circular line called a ‘D’ in front of the opposition’s goal and hit the ‘goal post’ from there. A goal is considered if the ball goes inside the ‘goal post’.
Nowadays many new rules have been implemented in hockey. A player who intentionally attempts to injure, drop, or wrongfully stop a player is shown a ‘yellow card’, ‘green card,’ and ‘red card’ by the ‘referee’, according to which the player is awarded the end of the game. Can also be done off the field.
Rules like ‘penalty push’ are also very important in the game of hockey. The team that has the ability to convert ‘penalty corners’ into goals deserves the win. Unfortunately there is a dearth of ‘penalty corner experts’ in India.
I think the government is to blame for the lack of declining standards of hockey in India. Hockey players are also not encouraged by the government and the politics prevailing in ‘hockey associations’ is also responsible for the declining standard of this game.
But I am not disappointed by it. I am sure that one day India will become champion in hockey again.
For the last few years, the Government of India has also paid attention to this and many youths are being trained in the game of hockey.
My wish: For the game of hockey, it is very necessary for the body to be fit, flexible, agile and to practice running.
Compared to other sports, it is very important to have more coordination and understanding among the players in this game.
I am a hockey player. Though I haven’t got an opportunity to participate in any national or international competition yet, but I wish and believe that one day an opportunity will surely come, when I can showcase my talent as a member of India’s national hockey team. By doing this I will give victory to India.
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