Viren Rasquinha

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Viren Wilfred Rasquinha (born September 13, 1980) was the captain of India's national field hockey team. The midfielder made his international senior debut in May 2002, at a Four Nation Tournament in Adelaide. He studied at the St. Stanislaus High School, and was a member of the Indian team that finished seventh at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.Viren announced his retirement from hockey on 15 January 2008 to pursue management studies at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. After completion of his MBA, he joined Olympic Gold Quest and is the COO. His brother Pravin Rasquinha was the former Sports Leader for the year 1993-1994 in St. Stanislaus.

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.





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