I haven’t achieved all I wanted to yet, says Saurav Ghosal

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I haven’t achieved all I wanted to yet, says Saurav Ghosal

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05/10/2019

Saurav Ghosal, who recently became the first Indian male to enter the top-10 PSA ranking, revealed that he is not done yet and still has more to achieve in his career. Ghosal added that he hopes to see more squash being telecasted on Indian media channels to boost the popularity of the sport.

Indian squash player, Saurav Ghosal, has been one of the nation’s most experienced players in squash over the last decade. The 32-year-old Kolkata native has fought against the odds ever since he was written off after his second-round defeat at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. However, in less than a month post that loss, Ghosal became the first Indian man to enter the top-10 of the PSA World Rankings and the first male player from the country to win the Asian Championships. And he revealed that he’s not done yet.

"It definitely feels good to have those two achievements to my name. The focus now is to go further and push the bar even higher. Hopefully, I will be able to do that. Actually, my targets were slightly higher for this season and I haven’t achieved all I wanted to yet. 

"I want to go higher in the rankings and hopefully win a big Platinum event. I am going in the right direction though, and that’s a positive I just feel I am better mentally and that has helped me to execute my game in a more effective way," Ghosal told TOI in a recent interview.

In the early stages of his career, Ghosal became the first Indian ever to win the coveted British Junior Open Under-19 Squash title, defeating Adel El Said of Egypt in the final in 2004. The CWG silver medalist added that he believes Indian media should broadcast more squash matches.

"We need to get squash on TV more in India and we also need to create more public infrastructure across the country to get more kids into the game," Ghosal added.

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