That proud moment when ‘The Belgium Nightmare’ attracted the huge crowd to cheer for him ‘Jiski Field Uski Shield’, every Odia felt the goosebumps and that magnificent sparkle in them. That proud moment can not be describe in words…
As India team added a new chapter in the history by gaining Junior hockey World Cup after a long 15years; defeating Belgium 2-1 in the final at Lucknow. India and mostly Odisha got a new promising jewel Dipsan Tirkey.
Leading Team India in the Asia Cup, getting into the world cup team and then as the Vice Captain of team India. The strong defence system which became a nightmare for all the teams across the world, strategically decorated by Dipsan Tirkey of Sundargarh. The land which have produced many National and International hockey players & Olympians in the past is now counting on Dipsan.
After selection of Dipsan in the World Cup team, even the captain have Harjeet Singh said in a press conference that “Adding Dipsan is the biggest advantage as he will be a major moral booster for the team and for the defense system of the team” & Dipsan has proved it again and again.
He became a nightmare for all the teams who struggled hard to trying many experiments to get through the Indian hockey team defense for scoring a goal and failed. Considering Indian legend and former hockey player;Sundargarh born Dilip Tirkey as his idol, Dipsan always form the most decorated defense system in the entire world.
As Hindustan Times mentioned in a post after the win that “Fans started dancing to Bollywood numbers as soon as the final hooter blared. Interestingly, it was after Belgium scored their only goal off a penalty-corner seconds before the hooter. With the crowd chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai, Jitega Bhai Jitega India Jitega and Jiski Field, Uski Shield’ India dominated the proceedings from the start and never allowed Belgium to pose any serious threat.”
Sundargarh, Odisha and the entire India is proud have such a JEWEL and of course expecting a legend in the making!