Amit Rohidas Hockey Player Biography: Achievements, Personal Life, Family, Unknown Facts & Social Media

Amit Rohidas Hockey Player Biography 

Amit Rohidas is an Indian Hockey player who plays as a defender in the national side. He is part of the team who will be representing the country in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022. 

Name  Amit Rohidas
Profession Hockey Player
Birthplace Sundergarh, India
Date of Birth  10th May 1993
Age(as of 12th July 2022) 29 years old 
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu 
Father’s Name Gopal Rohidas
Mother’s Name  Gulapi Rohidas 
Category  Team 
Highest Ranking 4th 
Marital Status Unmarried 
Height  5 feet 9 inches 
Weight 61 Kg

Amit Rohidas Early Life

Amit Rohidas was born on 10th May 1993 in Saunamara village of Sundergarh disrtrict.  He developed inclination towards playing Hockey at an early age later he joined Panposh Sports Hostel in Rourkela in 2004.  With his consistent performance in domestic circuit he was selected in the junior team in 2009 and eventually he was selected in the senior national side for 2013 Asia Cup help at Ipoh. 

Amit was member of bronze medal winning Hockey team in recently concluded  Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

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Amit Rohidas Professional Life: 

Amit Rohidas played a crucial role in his debut at the senior level where the team won silver medal under the leadership of Sardar Singh. 

In Asia Cup tournament held in 2008, Rohidas with his brilliant drag flicking skills scored 7 goals was  adjudged star player of the tournament.

He led India in the European Tour held from May 25th- June 5 in preparation to world cup which was held in 2013 in India. 

Pre 2015, He wasn’t a regular member of the national side due to immense competition in defence but he always believed in his ability and due to which he is now one of the most important player for the national side. 

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Amit Rohidas Commonwealth Games 2022

Amit Rohidas has been selected to represent India in the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2022 under the leadership of talismanic skipper Manpreet Singh and he will be expected to deliver in the marquee event for the national side. 

Let’s have a look at the entire India’s squad for Commonwealth Games 2022 below: 

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Defenders: Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (vice captain), Amit Rohidas, Jugraj Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh

MidfieldersManpreet Singh (captain), Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Shamsher Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Nilakanta Sharma

Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek. 

Amit Rohidas Family

Amit Rohidas is the youngest child of Gopal and Gulapi Rohidas and the former got hooked towards this great game after watching Dilip Tirkey and he has shared this story in the past while taking to one of the media outlets.

“Dilip sir has proved to be a great guiding force for me. He is a great motivation for kids of Sundargarh district… or rather I should say for entire Odisha. For us, hockey is not only a sporting discipline, but a vehicle for a socio-economic growth,” said Rohidas.

According to his Coach Bijay Lakra, attitude Rohidas possess sets him apart in comparison to other players. 

Amit Rohidas Records & Achievements: 

Serial Number Events & Year Records and Achievements 
1 2020 Tokyo Olympics Bronze
2 2018 Jakarta Asian Games  Bronze
3 2017 Asia Cup Gold 
4 2018 Breda Champions Trophy  Silver
5 2016 Hockey World League  Bronze

Amit Rohidas Unsung Facts: 

Amit Rohidas came from humble background and hockey wasn’t a popular game in his community. 

He joined Panposh Sports Hostel in Rourkela (2004) to furnish his hockey skills and initially used to play as forward but on the insistence of his coach Bijay Lakra he switched to defence because of his good physique and capacity to take load. 

Amit Rohidas once wanted to become footballer due to his liking for Ronaldinho but later decided to pursue Hockey. 

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