City boy Yuvraj Walmiki, who is fast emerging as a sensation in Indian hockey, was felicitated by Yuva Sena president Aditya Thackeray here today.
Aditya also presented Walmiki a cheque of Rs 1 lakh at a function held yesterday.
“I will always try my level best in performing for my country,” Walmiki said on the occasion.
Former hockey stars Mir Ranjan Negi and Dhanraj Pillay, who were also present on the occasion, wished Walmiki luck for the future.
Walmiki was part of the Indian hockey team which won the Asian Champions Trophy in China recently.
The 21-year-old scored during the penalty shoot-out against Pakistan in the final to help India take an important lead and eventually win the tournament.