Saurabh Ghoshal, who won bronze in Commonwealth Games, has been making the country proud in the past
Kolkata, 4th August (H.S.). 35-year-old Saurabh Ghoshal, who won a bronze medal in the squash singles event for the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games, continues to write new records of success at the national level. Ghosal, who hails from Kolkata, has won the bronze medal by defeating the 2018 champion. With this, he has become the first player in the country to win a medal in the squash singles event. There is a wave of happiness in the city about his victory. Saurabh, who completed his schooling from the city’s famous Laxmipat Singhania School, is also called the squash superstar of India.
After Ghoshal’s stellar performance in the Commonwealth Games, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also wished him, tweeting, “Another proud moment for West Bengal. Saurabh Ghoshal of Bengal has won the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022. Hearty congratulations to them. His success will inspire countless people in the country. Best wishes for his future.”
Saurabh Ghoshal was living away from family
Ghoshal, who made the country proud in the Commonwealth Games, has been making great sacrifices for this success. He stayed away from his family to focus on his training and practice. When he won the bronze medal and defeated the 2018 champions, his joy, tears and excitement were on the court. After the victory, the way he became emotional after hugging his wife sitting in the stands, it was not difficult to imagine how much Saurabh had sacrificed in his sadhana to achieve the goal, staying away from the family.
His picture has been put up in the school in Kolkata where he studied so that the children studying there can be inspired by him. However, after completing his schooling from Lakshmipat Singhania School, he moved to Chennai, where he joined the ICL Squash Academy. His training was completed by retired Major Maniam and Cyrus Pocha. Prior to this, Saurabh had become famous all over the country after defeating Gaurav Nandrajog in the National Championship in New Delhi in 2006. His world ranking as of May 2010 was 27. He won a bronze medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha. In August 2007, the President of India honored him with the Arjuna Award. In this way, he also became the first squash player in the country to receive this award. He started playing squash from the Racket Club in his home region Kolkata and his training was started by Major Maniam and Cyrus. Saurabh also won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games 2018, while he has won five bronze, one gold and one silver medal in the Asian Games.
Ghoshal’s journey so far in the Commonwealth Games
2010: Out in the third round
2014: Bronze medal match lost
2018: Out in Round of 32
2022: Captured Bronze Medal