One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An elongated semicircle on a hockey field in front of the goal, from within which the ball must be hit in order to score.
- ‘In the striking circle, he can be lethal like the great Balbir of yore.’
- ‘Gagan is an asset in the striking circle and at no stage did I expect him to be axed.’
- ‘The maximum number of players must enter the striking circle when you have to score a goal.’
- ‘Mamatha dribbled her way right into the striking circle before unleashing a crisp drive into the goal.’
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