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Saurav Ghosal Biography | Career, Wife, Stats, Facts, Social Media

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Saurav Ghosal is a squash player who represents India at international squash competitions. This 36-year-old player was born on 10th August 1986. The man hails from the City of Joy, Kolkata. Though he currently ranks at number 17 in the squash world rankings, he was at number 10 in April 2019. The man came into the limelight when he won the bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022. He won India’s first-ever singles medal in squash at the Commonwealth Games.

In this article, we will focus on Saurav Ghosal’s biography, career, personal life, and many other aspects of this superior squash player.

About Saurav Ghosal

Full NameSaurav Ghosal
Age36 Years
GenderMale
Sport CategorySquash
Date of Birth10th August 1986
HometownKolkata, West Bengal India
Height5 ft 6 inches
Weight65 kg
SchoolingLakshmipat Singhania Academy
Notable AchievementIndia’s first-ever singles medal in squash at the Commonwealth Games. He won Bronze in 2022 CWG.
Networth$1 million – $5 million
SpouseDiya Pallikal
ParentFather- Prakash Ghosal Mother- Nupur Ghosal
Zodiac SignLeo
Coached byMalcolm Willstrop, S. Maniam & Cyrus Poncha
Titles10

Saurav Ghosal Career

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Saurav was a bright and brilliant squash player right from the age group tournaments. In 2004, he won the British Junior Open, thus becoming the first Indian to achieve the feat. 2 years later, Saurav defeated Gaurav Nandrajog in the 2006 National Championship Delhi. With this win, this squash player became the “Indian National Champion.”

With many thumping wins and many accolades, he was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Indian government in 2007. In the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, he won two bronze medals in the men’s singles and team events. 3 years later, in Manchester, England he became the first Indian to reach the quarterfinal mark of the World Squash Championship. With a series of victories and a number of medals, Saurav started to get recognition as the rising star from India.

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2016 South Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, the man bagged a bronze medal in the singles competition. Later, he continued to pile the medals as he came second pocketing a silver medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, playing mixed doubles. In the same year, Saurav won two bronze medals in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. One he got was for the win in singles and the other for a victory in a team competition.

He continued his winning streak by winning the gold medal in the 2019 Asian Individual Championships. And most notably, with a bronze medal feat in the Commonwealth Games 2022, he became the first Indian to do so in the game of squash.


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Saurav Ghosal Wife

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Saurav Ghosal is married. He married Diya Pallikal in February 2017. Diya is the sister of another famous Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal who is the wife of Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik.

Saurav Ghosal Facts

  • Saurav has been playing squash professionally since the age of 8.
  • In May 2002, he won the German Open U-17 Title, and in June 2002 won the Dutch Open Championship.
  • Saurav Ghosal has been named as the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) Men’s President as one of three new additions to the PSA’s Board of Directors on 22nd December 2021.
  • This squash player loves listening to music and does spend his spare time watching movies and web series.
  • Saurav has a pet dog named Cooper.

Stats

World Doubles Championships
Gold medal – first place2022 GlasgowMixed doubles
Silver medal – second place2004 ChennaiDoubles
Silver medal – second place2016 DarwinMixed doubles
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place2018 Gold CoastMixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place2022 BirminghamSingles
Bronze medal – third place2022 BirminghamMixed doubles
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place2014 IncheonTeam
Silver medal – second place2014 IncheonSingles
Bronze medal – third place2006 DohaSingles
Bronze medal – third place2010 GuangzhouSingles
Bronze medal – third place2010 GuangzhouTeam
Bronze medal – third place2018 JakartaSingles
Bronze medal – third place2018 JakartaTeam
South Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place2016 IndiaSingles
Asian Individual Championships
Gold medal – first place2019 Kuala LumpurSingles

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Saurav Ghosal Social Media

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Is Saurav Ghosal married?

Yes, Saurav Ghosal is married, and his wife is Diya Pallikal. Diya is the sister of another famous Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal.

How many medals did Saurav Ghosal won at the commonwealth games 2022?

Saurav Ghosal won two bronze medals in singles and mixed doubles events in CWG 2022. He won India’s first-ever singles medal in squash at the Commonwealth Games.

How old is Saurav Ghosal?

Saurav Ghosal is 36 years old (10 August 1986).

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