Rasquinha made his international senior debut as a midfielder in May 2002, at a Four Nation Tournament in Adelaide. 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. Viren announced his retirement from hockey on 15 January 2008 to pursue management studies at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. On his retirement from international hockey at a young of 28, he said, "Retirement is a very personal thing,” he says. “For me, it was difficult but I always wanted to retire at the peak of my game. People ask me till today why I retired early and remember me fondly, with respect. That is all I can ask for."
Hockey Career Information
Full Name: Viren Wilfred Rasquinha
School: S.S.C – St. Stanislaus High School, Bandra, Mumbai
Debut: 1999, Junior Indian Hockey Team
2002, Senior Indian Hockey Team