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Saurav Ghoshal announces retirement from professional Squash circuit, to continue playing for India

Saurav Ghoshal announces retirement from professional Squash circuit, to continue playing for India

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In April 2019, Ghosal became the only player from India to rank in the top 10 of the Professional Squash Association's global rankings. For half a year, Ghosal held the top spot.

The world squash community was rocked by the significant announcement made by renowned Indian squash player Sourav Ghosal, who announced his retirement from the professional circuit. The announcement, which has gone viral on social media, signifies the end of an incredible career that saw Ghosal rise to the top of the sport.

Even after leaving the professional circuit, Ghosal stated that he wished to represent India going forward, hoping for more success for his nation.

Ghoshal’s PSA triumphs

In April 2019, Ghosal became the only player from India to rank in the top 10 of the Professional Squash Association’s global rankings. For half a year, Ghosal maintained the top spot. The seasoned player has ten PSA titles under his belt; his most recent triumph came in November 2021 at the Malaysian Open Squash Championships. Over the course of the PSA tour, Ghosal won 281 of his 511 matches and advanced to 18 finals.

“I started my journey on [PSA World Tour] 22 years ago,” Ghosal wrote on his official Instagram account. “At the time, I never thought in my wildest dreams, I would play professional squash for so long.

“As I travelled across the world, playing on some of the biggest stages our wonderful sport offered, I thought it would never come to an end. But, there’s always an end point. I am overwhelmed with emotions as I write this message. This sport has been my passion, my livelihood, and my identity for so many years. So, with a heart filled with pride and a tinge of sadness, I announce my retirement from the PSA,” he added.

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In addition, Ghosal has won 13 Indian Nationals titles, the most recent of which occurred in 2020. He competed for India in the Asian Games and won gold in both 2014 and 2022. Also, at both Asiad competitions, Ghosal took home the silver medal in men’s singles.

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