25 July 1995|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
Varun Kumar (born 25 July 1995) is an Indian professional field hockey player who plays as a defender for Punjab Warriors in the Hockey India League and the Indian national team.
Born in Punjab, Kumar belongs from Dalhousie, District Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. Kumar first started to play hockey when he was in school. He represented his home state of Punjab in the Junior National Championships in 2012 and did very well, earning a call-up to the junior national team. Injury soon after the tournament kept Kumar quiet for two years before he did very well in the 2014 Junior National Championships and was recalled into the junior national team.
Kumar soon managed to sign with the Punjab Warriors in the Hockey India League. He was retained for the 2014 season. After the season, he was retained for a period of two years for the 2015 and 2016 seasons of the league.
Kumar has represented the India junior side. He emerged as the top-scorer for India during the Four-Nations Invitational Tournament in Spain before being selected into the side for the Junior World Cup side.