Squash: Ghosal wins Kolkata International

Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) India’s Saurav Ghosal outclassed higher-ranked Egyptian Marwan Elshorbagy in straight games to win the Kolkata International leg of the JSW Indian squash Circuit here on Sunday.

Playing at the packed Calcutta Racket Club, the local boy finished off the 43-minute final 11-7, 11-2, 11-7.

Ghosal was on fire from the first serve, setting a punishing pace that had the bigger player scrambling to keep up.

World no. 15 Ghosal played some scintillating strokes in the first game, and kept up the momentum in the next two games preventing Elshorbagy from getting in his shots.

It was a vicious circle. As world no. 12 Elshorbagy grew more frustrated, his game saw more errors. He gave Ghosal some trouble with his lengths, but couldn’t manage to get the rhythm going against the local favourite.

The JSW Indian Squash Circuit next moves on to Chennai, from Oct 22-26.

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