Indian hockey team’s drag-flicker Varun Kumar says the feeling of contracting the deadly COVID-19 virus was “unlike any other” setback he had faced in his career and he is happy that he has come out of it.

Kumar was one of the six national team hockey players, including captain Manpreet Singh, who had tested positive for the coronavirus at the Sports Authority of India Centre in Bangalore in August. All of them have recovered from the dreaded disease.

“As sportsmen, you face a lot of different challenges in your career. There are ups and downs, frustration when you can’t score, disappointment of defeats and joys of winning. But this feeling of having tested positive for┬áCOVID-19 was unlike any other,” the youngster said.

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