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Few had heard of Yuvraj Walmiki till Hockey India made a disastrous mistake. In what is well known by now, HI announced a 'reward' of Rs 25,000 each for the members of the team that won the Asian Champions Trophy. The players rejected the paltry reward, following which the Sports Ministry and some state governments endeavoured to do damage control by offering reasonably decent cash prizes. It was during the course of such frantic fire-fighting that many heard of the 'other' Yuvraj, who is among the most talented hockey players the nation currently has.

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Every sport has its own importance in every nation of the world. But this is not the scene inIndiawhere Cricket is having an upper hand over all the other sports. Hockey, football, badminton, Kabbaddi and many more have got themselves unnoticed in the limelight of cricket.

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It is not justified to think cricket as a national obsession. It is the one game through which we Indians are able to hold our heads high. We won two world cups and have been on top in tests for two odd years. Whatever it has brought is quite appreciable. In other sports as well, like Abhinavbindra winning gold medal in Olympics, Indian hockey team winning 8 gold medals in past, etc are also highly appreciated. But it is also a fact that it happened when TV's and internet are on full bloom. But, in 1983, when India won the world cup, the TV's were just becoming popular. Still, cricket fever was high on everyone's head

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