14 June 2015, New Delhi: As the Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 is set to commence in a few days, India Men Hockey Team is gearing-up for the tournament at Antwerp in Belgium.
Speaking on him and his brother being in the team, he said, “I am fortunate to be part of this important tournament and it becomes more special as I will be playing along with my brother Devindar Walmiki. This is like a dream come true as we always spoke about representing the country together and this dream is soon to get realised.”
Speaking on the new attacking strategies, he added, “Under the new Chief Coach Paul van Ass, we are learning how to change our game from attack to defend in a matter of a few seconds. All the players are now part of the Team’s defensive strategies and I am learning the skills and defending tactics. This I think will work in our favour as we change our game plan as per the situation now. The players have no set boundaries now and each one is responsible towards the going-on, on the field. ”
Speaking on SV Sunil he stated, “I think we will miss him on the field as he is the speed demon of the team. The way he tears through the heart of the opponents defence is remarkable. But I think we need to learn on playing under situations where key players have to miss out because of reasons beyond anyone’s control”.
Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 is scheduled from 20th June to 05th July 2015. India will be seen clashing against France at 09:30 pm IST in their opening match of the tournament on 20th June 2015.