The Indian Men’s Hockey team has successfully completed their Europe Tour by defeating Argentina in the last match. The FIH Pro League matches against Argentina were tackled by India in a nail-biting finish. India also won two out of the four practice matches played.
Apart from brilliant performances from the players, many key reasons have been attributed to the successful away tour. Amit Rohidas, who is currently in the core group of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) center in Bengaluru, where preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are on, has credited the use of video analysis as the key factor in the success.
Video analysis has helped the Indian Players to set various strategies of defending and attacking. The gameplay of players has improved rapidly as players have analyzed the opponent’s gameplay and deceived them completely. The hopes of former FIH Pro League Champions Argentina were completely shattered as they never expected India to come out so boldly.
Rohidas in his statement also said that they analyzed the opponent’s style of play and their every moment at the times of their attack and defense. He also added that the support staff and players adapted to the situation accordingly. The on-field experience of young Indian players was not as high as compared to the experienced Argentina squad, however, the Indians did their homework properly.
The Men’s National Team is currently practicing and aiming for the Tokyo Olympics. The support staff has mentioned that video analysis will play a key role in the Olympics. A separate video analyst will be appointed for the Tokyo Olympics. Meanwhile, the fixtures for FIH Pro League Season 3 are out and India will eye for their maiden win. The preparations are on and we wish the Indian team all the very best.