Talented youngsters like Devinder Walmiki, Affan Yousuf, Harmanpreet Singh (Goalkeeper), Ramandeep Singh, etc. who were sidelined because they participated in World Series Hockey, have been called to junior national camp starting from 1st April in Bangalore.
Devinder Walmiki, who led Junior Indian Hockey team in the inaugural editiion of Sultan of Johor Cup in 2011, is so happy with the call that he does not have words to describe it.
While interacting with thefansofhockey.com, he said, “It has been long wait, I do not have words to express my happiness to be back in the camp. I am very thankful to the people who believed in my capabilities and backed me.”
Devinder wants to make maximum of this opportunity, whose brother Yuvraj Walmiki is in Indian National Men’s Hockey Team.
While interaction, the younger of Walmiki brothers, also said, “I just want to perform well and do my best to make use of this opportunity to be back in the team.”
With the recall of these youngsters, who represented India in Sultan of Johor Cup, will definitely strengthen the Junior Indian Men’s Hockey Team for upcoming Junior World Cup to be played in India in December 2013. It will also widen the talent pool available for Senior India team.
It will be great, if the senior players, who were sidelined for the same reasons, are recalled for senior national camp to held in Bangalore from 5th April, 2013. When Indian team finding difficulties in mid-field and not having much options in goalkeeping, out of favour players (like Arjun Halappa, Roshan Minz, Bharat Chhikara, Mandeep Antil, Vinaya VS, Adrian D’Souza, Rajpal Singh, Prabhjot Singh, etc to name a few) not only have capabilities to face-lift the Indian Team, but also can easily play international hockey till 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).