The team management too agreed, and gave the licence to the team to give it back. “Hockey in Odisha is more than a sport, it’s a way of life, especially in our tribal regions where children learn to walk with hockey sticks. They will look to bounce back in the second ODI and level the series. ld striker somehow missed a tap-in from close-range to keep the scoreline intact. Shiva Keshavan carried the Indian tri-colour during the opening ceremony in his sixth and final appearance at the Games. “We made every attempt to reach an agreement which would have been with Gravina as president. We had wind in the practice and for my final run I was so relaxed because I knew what the speed was and usually if I know the speed I know the tricks. “I needed to do well in the nationals, so I was a bit anxious,” he says. His coaching career began as an assistant to Guus Hiddink with the Dutch side in 1997 but he left af. Patidar was in control right through his knock and hit 20 fours and four sixes as he peppered the Pachaiyappa’s College ground with shots all round the wicket.