Varun Kumar, who was part of the junior team that won the World Cup in Lucknow in 2016, was also part of the team that won the bronze medal in the Asian Games in 2018.
Indian hockey team defender Varun Kumar
After a successful tour of Europe, the Indian men’s hockey team is currently on a tour of Argentina. This tour of the Indian team against the Olympic winner will be very important. This year the Olympic Games are to be held in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. In that sense, it will prove to be a good platform for preparation for India. Also, when the team takes on the ground in the FIH Hockey Pro League match with Olympic champion Argentina in Buenos Aires on 11 and 12 April, the team will get to experience the stage of the big tournament for the first time after the Kovid-19.
Team defender Varun Kumar says that when he will take the field against Argentina, his confidence will be greatly increased. Varun, who was part of the junior team that won the World Cup in Lucknow in 2016, was also part of the team that won the bronze medal in the Asian Games in 2018. However, he was away from the field for some time due to continuous injury. He played his last match for India on the tour of Belgium in October 2019.
Hurt due to injury
During the Kovid-19 era, Varun was troubled by injuries and also by epidemics. Varun said, “I am very happy to be back once again after one year and five months. It took me five to six months to recover from my shoulder injury and then I was hit by Corona. In the meantime, I also suffered from a hamstring injury. “
Need to be patient
The Indian team will also play two practice matches with the hosts on April 6 and 7 before starting the Hockey Pro League match. After the main match, the team will also play two practice matches on April 13 and 14. Varun hopes that he will get a chance to shine soon. He said, “Now the main goal is to keep ourselves motivated and be patient to get opportunities.” The defender says that performing well on the Argentina tour will help him make a place in the Tokyo Olympic team. He said, “Yes, my goal is to make it to the team for the Tokyo Olympics. I can return to the rhythm soon despite having a lot of competition to get a place in the team. ”
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