Khan’s words motivated the 16 captains and the audience present. He said that there is no game more special than field hockey.Related: Hockey World Cup 2018 to begin with star studded opening ceremony“And what sets it apart is that it is an amalgamation of a lot of emotions, thoughts and lots and lots of action. It involves guile, strength and stamina. It is a sport that involves artistry. Players are not mere players, they are artists," he added.Reminiscing about the old days, he said that he played a little bit of hockey in school and college as a centre forward. Khan featured as a hockey coach in Bollywood film Chak De India in 2007.Madhuri Dixit entertained the audience through a beautiful ballet performance on Mother Earth. The ceremony concluded with AR Rahman’s performance.
Thank u Odisha for all the excitement, love & the grand beginning to the World Cup Hockey. @naveen_odisha it was lovely to meet u sir. To all the players have a great tournament....& yes..Chak De India! pic.twitter.com/bQ2BajiG7O— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 27, 2018