The sport hockey is rumored to have been started in ancient times dating around 1000 BC where Ethiopians are believed to have played a crude form of the game. In more recent times before the new world came into order, Aztecs and Greeks played a much more reformed form of the sport. The current version of the game evolved around the 18th century in England where schools started adopting it as a sport in their grounds.
Hockey struggled to survive as a sport in the early 1900s but in the year 1924 after being dropped out of the Paris Olympic Games took its major steps towards becoming recognized. The rules of the game are pretty straight forward. There are 11 players on each team including one goal keeper. A 100 x 60 yards pitch is used for the match. It’s a bit like soccer except people use a wooden stick with a curved end to play the ball with rather than their feet. The object of the game is to score as many goals as possible within the duration of the match.
Hockey might not be as a popular sport as soccer or cricket but it certainly has its charm. Many people consider it to be one of the greatest sports ever to have been created and it definitely is a great and competitive sport. Besides the actual players of the sport, hockey has very huge fan base as well and not just ordinary fanatics of the sport. These people love everything about hockey and adore the thrill they get from both watching and playing the game. This shows us that hockey is certainly nothing to scoff at and is a major sport in the current world. Another proof of this fact is that it is the national sport of Pakistan and for it to be chosen over cricket says a lot about it.
For a concluding remark, hockey is a challenge for many. Not just understanding the game is simpler than it looks, it is actually quite fun once you get the hang of it. For people who have never tried it regardless of gender, it is a must try and for those who play will surely keep on playing it.