This Bandra boy can be classified as the new age Indian sportsman - talented, and with a killer instinct that calls for the head of the opponent. He was a thinking player and was really good for the team. He liked to be in action even when he injured. Viren Rasquinha even went on to lead India in some matches in the bilateral series against Pakistan in the absence of an injured Dilip Tirkey. He was also captain of Premier Hockey League team Maratha Warriors, Maharashtra.