Age is just a number Saurav Ghosal, 35 years old squash player set a solid example by creating a new history after winning the Malaysia Open Championship title. He defeated Miguel Rodriguez of Colombia in the final of the men’s singles event on Saturday. With this, he became the first Indian player to win the prestigious tournament. He defeated the Columbian player by 11-7, 11-8 and 13-11 in 55 minutes to achieve this historic feat. Rodriguez had game point at 10-9 in the third set, but Ghosal ended it with a counter-drop from the front-court.
“Winning the event at 35 just gives me confidence in the work that I’m doing. Confidence and belief that my body can handle the physical stress. I just have to take it one tournament at a time, one year. Hopefully, I can have some more big results,” he says.
“It’s been a while. I’ve been working hard and putting the yards in, in terms of what I wanted to play and do,” he says to The Indian Express. “Going into the match, I had a plan in place and wanted to execute it. For the most part, I did that. It wasn’t easy, it was a hard win.”
The special thing about Saurav Ghosal’s title win was that he did not lose a single game in the entire tournament.
“Obviously, 2022 is a big year, I have to take into account the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, and then the World Championships in May,” says the seven-time Asian Games medalist.