Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

Post by suresh » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:14 am

jayakris wrote:
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One of these days, we might beat an Egyptian in squash. When will that day come?
Maybe when we beat Iran in volleyball....
In fact, I was thinking of Iran in volleyball as I was typing the comment.



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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

Post by jaydeep » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:32 pm

Saurav lost against Elshorbagy in straight games but he gave a decent fight in this match ... The match's duration was 50 minutes and after losing the first game cheaply Saurav raised his game, he had a couple of game balls in the third which he failed to convert.

At $335K PSA Men's World Championship 2019, Doha, Qatar (World Tour Platinum)

[PQF] (10) Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) l (1) Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY,2) 6-11 8-11 12-14 (50m)



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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

Post by jaydeep » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:17 am

As per the report, Saurav played one of the best squash of his life in the quarters against ElShorbagy ... Last week, ElShorbagy defeated Saurav in 3 games at the World Championship ... But here, he has tested the top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy to the limit, he had a match ball before losing the match in extra points in the decider.

At $106K Men's Channel VAS Championship 2019, Weybridge, Surrey, England (World Tour Gold)

[R1] (7) Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) bye
[R2] (7) Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) bt (9/16) Tom Richards (ENG,26) 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 (37m)

[QF] (7) Saurav Ghosal (IND,11) l (1) Mohamed Elshorbagy (EGY,2) 11-5, 9-11, 9-11, 12-10, 10-12 (85m)

They r calling this as one of the best matches of the last year ... Both players played a fast and accurate squash ... In the decider, Saurav was 2-8 down and he caught with Elshorbagy at 9-all and had a match ball at 10-9 but wrong shot selection cost him a win.

If possible, watch this complete match of almost 90 mins, sharing highlights of the match.
Channel VAS Championship 2019 - QF Roundup



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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

Post by suresh » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:44 pm

Like Iran in volleyball, some things are inevitable

Well done Saurav.



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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

Post by SaniaFan » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:50 am

suresh wrote:
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Like Iran in volleyball, some things are inevitable
I hope Sourav is not reading this. How depressing it would be to read this from fans after you play one of the best matches of your life.

Well done Sourav, you are very close!!! Onwards!!!



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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

Post by suresh » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:54 am

SaniaFan wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:50 am
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Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:44 pm
Like Iran in volleyball, some things are inevitable
I hope Sourav is not reading this. How depressing it would be to read this from fans after you play one of the best matches of your life.
I totally agree with you. I hope Sourav is not reading the nonsense that I, a casual fan, am spouting. I was not trying to demean his performance in any way.



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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

Post by jayakris » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:36 pm

Yeah, this is nothing against Sourav at all. Just like our frequent mentioning of India losing to Iran in Volleyball, that is not at all taking a dig at the current team. It is a long-time record from many past players and teams, that we are referring to. Of course, all of us are always rooting for our guys to put an end to that history! One of these days it will happen. I hope our players will take it as a challenge and will shut us up, which we ourselves are dying to see happen.



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Re: Saurav Ghoshal thread - PB WR # 10 in Apr 2019

Post by PKBasu » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:20 am

The moment may be here soon, when Saurav beats a top Egyptian -- perhaps even THE top Egyptian -- in a big squash tournament. Our guy has slowly got better, and he needs to play these guys more often.



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