Varun Kumar

Initially disappointed, but Varun feels lucky to be a part of Olympic hockey history

Defender Varun Kumar was not part of the original 16-member squad selected for the Tokyo Olympics but was called up later when the IOC decided to allow "alternate athletes" in team events.

published on : 20th September 2021

Himachal govt announces Rs 1 crore award for hockey player Varun Kumar after Olympics bronze

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur announced the cash award in the state Assembly for Varun Kumar, a resident of Dalhousie in Chamba district.

published on : 6th August 2021

India need to plug holes in defence against Germany to secure first Olympic hockey medal in 41 years

World no.3 India played into the hands of world champions Belgium with their defence succumbing under relentless pressure from the Red Lions to concede a bulk of penalty corners.

published on : 4th August 2021

Indian hockey skipper Manpreet Singh returns to lead India in Argentina

Experienced drag-flick specialist Rupinder Pal Singh as well as Varun Kumar, who had missed out the previous tour owing to rehab, are also back in the mix.

published on : 30th March 2021