Yuvraj Walmiki

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Yuvraj Walmiki
Personal information
Born (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 25)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Playing position Halfback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Air India
2010–present TG Frankenthal
2013–present Delhi Waveriders 30 (7)
National team
2011–present India 44 (2)
Infobox last updated on: 4 February 2015

Yuvraj Walmiki (born 29 November 1989) is an Indian professional field hockey player from Maharashtra. He was a member of 2011 Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy winning Indian team.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Yuvraj was born to a Balmiki family originally from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.[2] He spent his childhood in the Mumbai slums.[3]

Career[edit]

Yuvraj Walmiki could not be a part of the Indian team at the 2012 London Olympics after incurring an injury during the qualifying tournament.[4]

He has been playing in the second division German league for the club TG Frankenthal since 2010, emerging as the top scorer during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.[5]

Hockey India League[edit]

In the auction of the inaugural Hockey India League, Walmiki was bought by the Delhi franchise for USD 18,500[6] with his base price being USD 9,250. The Delhi team was named Delhi Waveriders.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India men claim Asian Champions Trophy". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Prasad, Anurradha. "Hail Yuvraj Valmiki, nation’s new sports icon". News24online.com. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Yuvraj Walmiki: From slum to stardom". dnaindia.com. Retrieved 27 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Yuvraj Walmiki aims comeback". Hockey India blog. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Weight and watch for Walmiki". The Indian Express. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hockey India League Auction: the final squads list". CNN-IBN. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.