May 30, 2024
  • Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal announced his retirement from professional squash.
  • During his career, Ghosal won 12 Professional Squash Association (PSA) titles and multiple medals at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) and Asian Games.
  • He was also a former top 10 athlete in world squash rankings in April 2019 and remained there for six months, the only Indian man to enter the top 10 in the World rankings.
  • The nine-time Asian Games medallist played a significant role in leading India to gold medals in the team’s event at 2014 and 2022 editions of the Asian Games.
  • He also became the first Indian male player to secure a CWG squash medal in a singles competition.
  • He has also won the World Doubles Championships gold medal after partnering compatriot Dipika Pallikal Karthik in the mixed event at the 2022 Glasgow competition.
  • In 2007, Saurav Ghosal became the first ever squash player to be awarded country’s second highest sport award, Arjuna Award.

ABOUT PSA

  • The PSA World Tour is a professional circuit for squash players, similar to the ATP and WTA in tennis and BWF in badminton.
  • Ghosal’s final PSA title win was Malaysian Open Squash Championships back in November 2021, where he beat Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez.
  • His final PSA Tour appearance was back in the 2024 Windy City Open where he lost to USA’s Timothy Brownell in the round of 64.
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