Yuvraj Walmiki

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Yuvraj Walmiki
Personal information
Born (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 27)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Playing position Halfback
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Bombay Republican 70
2005–2007 Bank of India
2007–2012 Air India
Delhi Waveriders
National team
2010–present India 52 (14)
Last updated on: 20 January 2016

Yuvraj Walmiki (born 29 November 1989) is an Indian professional field hockey player from Maharashtra. He was a member of the Indian team that won the 2011 Asian Champions Trophy.[1] He also played world cup in 2014, in Holland, (Hague). Also he is the only Indian Player to have played German Hockey League for 4 years continuously. Also he is the first hockey player to have participated in (Fear Factor) Khatron Ke Khiladi season 7. He is the brand ambassador of DGS (NGO)

Career[edit]

1) Represented India in the year 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup in Hague (Holland)

2) Played Pre World cup in Hague (Holland)

3) Played Holland test series in Amsterdam in the year 2013 and won Gold Medal

4) Part of Champions Trophy in the year 2012 in Australia (Melbourne). Team entered semi finals after 30 years.

5) Bronze Medal - Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in the year 2012, Malaysia

6) Gold Medal - Olympic Qualifies in the year 2012, Delhi

7) Gold Medal - South Africa test series in Delhi in the year 2012

8) Silver Medal - Tri-Series (India, Australia and Pakistan) in Australia in the year 2011

9) Participated in Lanco super series in Australia in the year 2011

10) Silver Medal - Champions challenge in South Africa in the year 2011

11) Gold Medal - Asian Champions Trophy in China in the year 2011

12) Silver Medal - Represented India in the South Asian Games in the year 2010 in Dhaka

13) Played for the Delhi Waveriders for the last 3 years. Won a Silver Medal season 1, Gold Medal in Season 2 and Bronze in Season 3

Achievements

  • First Indian Brand Ambassador for the Australian brand Ritual
  • Brand Ambassador for Do Good Sports (NGO) in Mumbai
  • Only Indian Player to play in German Hockey League for 4 years continuously
  • Highest Goal scorer in German League for 2 years - 2010 and 2011
  • Best Player in Mumbai Hockey League from the year 2004 to 2007

Hockey India League[edit]

In the auction of the inaugural Hockey India League, Walmiki was bought by the Delhi franchise for USD 18,500[2] with his base price being USD 9,250. The Delhi team was named Delhi Waveriders.

Currently Yuvraj Walmiki has been retained by Delhi Waveriders for the season 2016/17 at the price of 40,000 USD.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India men claim Asian Champions Trophy". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Hockey India League Auction: the final squads list". CNN-IBN. 16 December 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 

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