Good Sports: Squash Star
Saurav Ghosal is the most successful squash player India has ever produced, currently ranked number 18 in the world. The 27-year-old Kolkata native, who lives and trains in Britain, is an eight-time national champion and reached the quarterfinals of the AJ Bell PSA World Squash Championship last November, the first Indian to ever do so.
One of three Indians in the Top 100 men’s rankings in squash, Ghosal won the bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games and was honored with India’s Arjuna Award in 2007.
“Making the top 20 is something that I’ve been working towards for a pretty long time,” he said recently. “I’m glad I’ve done it and hopefully I can play better and get even higher.”
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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