Name : Viren Rasquinha
Caps : 127
Goals : 0
Name: Viren Rasquinha,
The Commerce graduate from MKK college, Mumbai, represented his city in both 1997 and 1999 Junior Nationals; and Tata Sports Club and Air India in the 1999 and 2000 Sr. Nationals before joining present employer Indian Oil Corporation. The sixth senior most in the Monchengladback team, made his maiden tour abroad in 1999 as a part of Under – 20’s Europe tour. Three Poznan Challenge Cups (India A) and 11 matches for juniors later, he won gold at the Hobart Jr. World Cup. Missed KL World Cup but made his senior spurs in the 2002 HA Challenge Cup under coach Rajinder Singh Sr. Since then became part of all Indian teams which was broken when dropped for 2006 Pakistan Series. Recalled soon for the Commonwealth Games and Germany World Cup, only to be dropped frot he 2006 Asian Games. He has since announced retirement from international hockey. Excellent tackler and motivator received Arjuna award in 2006. Leads Marata Warriors in PHL. He has nearly left hockey to take up a management course.
Last International Appearance: Announced Retirement
Profile updated upto 31-12-2010 ie after the 2010 Asian Games