I still treat Devindar like a baby, says brother Yuvraj Walmiki

Updated: Jul 14, 2016, 12:19 IST | Ashwin Ferro |

Former India hockey striker Yuvraj Walmiki was over the moon yesterday when he learnt that his kid brother Devindar was picked in the Indian team for next month's Rio Olympics

Former India hockey striker Yuvraj Walmiki was over the moon yesterday when he learnt that his kid brother Devindar was picked in the Indian team for next month's Rio Olympics.

Hockey brothers: Yuvraj and Devindar WalmikiHockey brothers: Yuvraj and Devindar Walmiki

"Devindar is like my baby and I still treat him like one. He may have learnt his hockey from me, but he's achieved this Olympic berth on his own merit. His selection has in fact motivated me to try and make a comeback to the Indian team," Yuvraj, who missed the London Olympics due to injury, told mid-day yesterday.

"Devindar is in the same situation that I was in four years ago. I was in form, but a freak hamstring injury ended my Olympic dream in 2012. So, recently when Devindar returned home from Spain, I ensured he didn't lift a finger. I did not let him ride the bike or drive our car. Even his food in-take was monitored. I was desperate to see a Walmiki become an Olympian," he added.

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