SAURAV GHOSAL

  • Asian Games 2014: Half a dozen lessons for India October 3, 2014

    India's campaign at the 17th Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea, is finally over with its own twists and turns leaving many moments of glory, aching pains of defeat and a few protests making it a passionate drama of sorts amidst sporting endeavour. Soon all the images that stirred our...
  • Fantastic to be back home with Asian Games gold: Saurav Ghosal September 29, 2014

    Ghosal, who led India's historic gold-medal win in men's squash team event, said it's a big watershed moment for Indian sports. ...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 8: Most profitable day for India September 27, 2014

    India, on the eighth day of competition at the Incheon Asian Games, leapfrogged to the 11th position in medals tally with a rich haul of 11 medals - 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze. In archery, India made history by winning the first ever gold medal in compound men's event...
  • Asiad Squash: Men's team gets historic gold, women grab silver September 27, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian squash players wrapped up a historic performance in the Asian Games, clinching an unprecedented men's team gold after the women's side settled for their first ever silver on Saturday. With a silver and a bronze, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal respectively in the individual events, the squash players...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 23, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 23, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey from Madison Square Garden in New York. ...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena to give 126 seats to BJP for Maharashtra assembly polls September 23, 2014

    Making last minutes effort to save the 25-year-old alliance, the Shiv Sena has sent a new seat sharing proposal to the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday. According to the new proposal, the Sena has offered 130 seats to the BJP, other allies 7 and kept 151 out of 288 seats...
  • Asiad Day 4 Analysis: Historic moment in squash but no gold September 23, 2014

    The fourth day's highlight for India at the XVII Asian Games has got to be the epic battle between world number 16 Saurav Ghosal and Abdullah Al Muzayen from Kuwait, ranked 48, in squash final. The British Junior Open under-19 champion in 2004, Ghosal took the first two sets 12-10...
  • Disappointing to miss Asiad gold, says Saurav Ghosal September 23, 2014

    Incheon: Saurav Ghosal created history by bringing home India's first silver medal from the Asian Games squash but was still disappointed on missing out on the gold after losing the men's singles final 2-3 to Kuwait's Abdullah Al Muzayen here on Tuesday. The World No.16 was up two games and was...
  • Asian Games: India survive Jordan scare in Ghosal's absence September 23, 2014

    Incheon: India, sans singles silver medallist Saurav Ghosal, scraped through Jordan 2-1 in their opening Pool B match of the Asian Games squash competition here on Tuesday. Kush Kumar and the experienced Harinder Pal Sandhu won their singles matches to take India home in the absence of Ghosal, who sat out...
  • Asian Games: Saurav Ghosal gives India first ever silver in squash September 23, 2014

    India's Saurav Ghosal threw away a two games lead and a match point as well to settle for a silver medal in the Men's Singles Squash competition. ...
  • Saurav Ghosal gives India maiden silver in Asian Games squash September 23, 2014

    Incheon: It was a case of so near yet so far for Saurav Ghosal as the top seed had to be content with silver medal in squash - India's maiden in the discipline - at the Asian Games on Tuesday. He was shocked by world No.16 Abdullah Al Muzayen of Kuwait...
  • Asiad Day 3 Analysis: Amidst bronze haul, Saurav Ghosal draws a silver lining September 22, 2014

    Amidst the bronze medals that India is winning regularly in Incheon, Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian player ever to enter finals of squash in assuring at least a silver if not gold at Asian Games 2014. Ghosal, who is a professional squash player and was ranked world No. 15...
  • Asian Games squash: Saurav Ghosal enters men's singles final September 22, 2014

    Incheon: Saurav Ghosal reached the final of the men's singles squash event thereby assuring India of at least the silver medal in the 17th Asian Games here on Monday. Ghosal, the top seed, comprehensively beat Ong Beng Hee 119, 114, 115 in just 45 minutes to secure his best placing at...
  • Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghosal confirm squash medals for India in Asiad September 21, 2014

    Incheon: Dipika Pallikal assured India of a maiden women's singles squash medal in the Asian Games, while top seed Saurav Ghosal confirmed his third successive podium finish in men's singles after the two reached the semifinals of their respective events here on Sunday. Ghosal defeated Pakistan's Iqbal Nasir 116, 911, 112,...
  • Best chance of winning Asiad gold, says squash player Ghosal September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: He goes into the Asian Games as the top seed but Saurav Ghosal is a tad wary of the threat posed by rivals from Pakistan even though the Asia number one feels it is his best chance to convert a couple of singles bronze from the last two...
  • CWG 2014: PallikalGhosal lose in mixeddoubles squash quarters August 1, 2014

    Glasgow: India's top players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal crashed out of mixed double squash after being easily beaten in the quarterfinals by Australia's David Palmer and Rachael Grinham in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Friday. The India duo lost 20 (116 119) to their Australian opponents who rarely looked in...
  • CWG 2014: Dipika Pallikal, Saurav Ghosal begin well in squash doubles July 29, 2014

    Glasgow: India's leading squash players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal made a winning start in the doubles events at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Having failed to bag India's first squash medal at the Commonwealth Games in the singles category, Ghosal and Pallikal teamed up for the mixed doubles. The fifth...
  • CWG 2014: Saurav Ghosal loses to Willstrop in men's squash semis July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: India's Saurav Ghosal was outclassed by former World No.1 James Willstrop of England in straight sets in the men's singles squash semifinals at the Scotstoun Squash Campus. The 27yearold fourth seed lost 811, 811, 511 Sunday night. Ghosal's hardfought 32 victory over New Zealand's Campbell Grayson in the quarterfinals had made...
  • CWG 2014: Ghosal reaches semis, Pallikal crashes out in squash event July 27, 2014

    India's star squash player Saurav Ghosal notched up a hardfought 32 win over New Zealand's Campbell Grayson to enter the semifinals of men's singles but it was curtains for Dipika Pallikal in the women's single event at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The fourth seed Ghosal produced a gritty performance...
  • CWG 2014: India's Saurav Ghosal, Anaka Alankamony win in squash July 26, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian squash players Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alankamony won their respective matches to proceed to the next rounds at the 20th Commonwealth Games at the Scotstoun Campus Squash on Friday. Ghosal won his men's singles Round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals while Anaka came out on top in...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India's medalless squash players hope for glory July 24, 2014

    Glasgow: The sixmember Indian squash team, led by Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal, begins its Commonwealth Games campaign with the singles competition on Thursday, well aware that it has a good chance of winning its first ever medal in the quadrennial event. Though India's best bet for a medal is in...
  • Indian men's, women's squash teams drub Iran June 11, 2014

    The Indian squash contingents got off to a perfect start, defeating Iran 30 in both the men's and women's events in the 17th Asian Team Championship on Wednesday. India has been given the top billing in the men's section while it is seeded second among women. The results: Women: India beat Iran 30...
  • Ghosal goes down fighting in British Open squash May 13, 2014

    Hull: India's top squash player Saurav Ghosal flattered to deceive by losing to Englishman Daryl Selby in the opening round of the prestigious British Open here. The World No.15 from Kolkata could not keep pace with his 10thranked opponent in the 65 minute battle, going down 117 811 511 611 at the...
  • Squash: ASF award for Saurav Ghosal, Indian team April 24, 2014

    Chennai: The Asian Squash Federation on Thursday named Saurav Ghosal for the Dato Alex Lee Award after the Indian champion was adjudged Outstanding Asian Men's Player of the Year 2013. Ghosal's ranked No.1 in the Indian men's team at the World championships in 2013 and steered the team to the seventh...
  • Squash star Ghosal aims to breach top10 barrier in 2014 January 13, 2014

    New York: Saurav Ghosal, the highest ranked Indian player of alltime, is hoping to build up on a successful 2013 by getting his 2014 campaign off to a winning start at the iconic Tournament of Champions beginning here on January 17. Ghosal made history last year by becoming the first Indian...
  • Ghosal, Pallikal look to end year on a high December 2, 2013

    Hong Kong: India's numero uno squash players, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal, will be looking to end the year on a high when they compete against the world's best in the Hong Kong Open, starting here on Tuesday. The WSA World Series Gold event the last of the year ...
  • Ghosal's dream run ends in World Squash Championship November 1, 2013

    Manchester: Saurav Ghosal's dream run in the World Squash Championship came to an end when he suffered a straightgame defeat against defending champion and world number one Ramy Ashour from Egypt in the quarterfinals, here. Ghosal, who made history by becoming the first Indian ever to reach the world championship lasteight...
  • Saurav Ghosal becomes first Indian to reach the quarters of squash World Championship October 31, 2013

    Manchester: Saurav Ghosal scripted history at the World Squash Championships as he became the first Indian to reach the quarterfinals of the megaevent by notching up a comefrombehind victory over Henrik Mustonen in a hardfought contest here. The World No. 17 Ghosal played out of his skin to stretch the unseeded...