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'Tyron' on the run!

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(The above news was published in The Indian Express on May 31, 2012 http://www.indianexpress.com/news/bachcha-bada-ho-gaya/955933/) Medio Tyron Pereira has been the creative lynchpin for Mumbai hockey this season Very often owing to the already limited attention that hockey gets in cricket-mad India, it's always the strikers, drag-flickers and goalkeepers who end up hogging all available media-mentions. But, it is often the adroit game of midfielders that helps strikers in scooping into the nets and their resilient defence at the same time which drives back the oncoming attack.
Yet, despite all that indifference towards midfielders, one name is quietly doing the rounds of popular hockey circles in India. Tyron Pereira, the 24-year-old right-half Mumbai player, who was instrumental in Mumbai's unbeaten run in the West Zone Senior National Hockey Championship has earned praise for his stellar performance in the hockey arena. The proficient athlete not only successfully captained t…