India’s Men’s Squash player Saurav Ghosal completely dominated his Sri Lankan opponent in the Round of 32 match of the event as he beat Shamil Wakeel in straight games of 11-4, 11-4, 11-6. 35-year-old Ghosal never allowed Wakeel to dominate him as he finished the game pretty quickly. Ghosal progressed to pre-quarterfinals with this win over Shamil Wakeel.
Ghosal looked calm and composed but was equally aggressive in his play as he kept Wakeel on his toes. The 35-year-old made great use of the court to aggregate quick points. Ghosal started the first game and quickly gained a lead of 2-0. Wakeel tried to make a comeback but Ghosal was alert enough and bagged continuous points from thereon to seal the first game.
The Indian continued his dominance in the second game as well. With a comprehensive win in the first game, Ghosal looked even more pumped up and kept the Sri Lankan at bay. He bagged the second game 11-4 as well. The third round was also not too different as the Indian bagged it 11-6.
Ghosal eyeing gold!
Before the 22nd edition of this multi-sport event began, Saurav Ghosal already had his priorities sorted. After the silver, in the mixed doubles event from Gold Coast 2018 and gold at the Asian Games 2014, Ghosal is eyeing a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. “When I touched down (in Birmingham) the only thing I was thinking of is that I want to win. I hope I play well and I win, that’s all that’s in my mind,” he said before the event kicked off.
“Winning the gold medal will add a little bit more gloss to the career that I’ve had. It’s always nice to look back at a little bit more gloss. A little bit of shine will be more than welcome.”