Mumbai: He is the Yuvraj of Indian hockey but unlike his much more well known cricketing counterpart, Yuvraj Walmiki's life wasn't exactly a bed of roses before Asian Champions Trophy happened. (Watch)
From living in a shanty in Marine Lines without electricity all his life to becoming the next big thing in Indian cricket, it has been an arduous journey for the youngster.
The 21-year-old's home in the compound of Niranjan Housing Society, wore a festive look on Tuesday with several welcome back placards and was flooded with a throng of visitors - relatives, friends, mediapersons, well-wishers and curious onlookers.
Back home to a hero's welcome at the domestic airport here this morning after starring in India's triumph over arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asian Champion's Trophy final, Yuvraj, whose roots lie in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh, was felicitated by the two estranged Thackeray cousins Uddhav and Raj, who champion the cause of 'Marathi Manoos'.