Pakistan beats India to clinch 16th Asian Team Squash Championship

Published: May 5, 2012
Farhan zaman and Farhan Mahboob give Pakistan two wins in the best of three final to clinch the title.

Farhan zaman and Farhan Mahboob give Pakistan two wins in the best of three final to clinch the title.

KUWAIT: Pakistan’s squash team beat India to clinch the 16th Asian Team Squash Championship in Kuwait on Saturday, Express News reported.

Pakistani duo of Farhan Zaman and Farhan Mehboob dispatched their respective opponents to clinch the competition 2-0.

Pakistan team, which was already missing its top seed, Amir Atlas Khan, took on ‘offence as the best defence’ as a strategy to get past its opponents.

Zaman squared off against India’s Siddharth Suchde in the first of the best-of-three final. He got off to a a confident start racing to a 2-0 lead. Suchde, however, staged a comeback and levelled the match at two sets all. They then battled out the third set where Zaman managed to prevail, winning 11-9.

India, needed to win their second match to keep hopes of a title alive. Farhan Mehboob took on India’s top-ranked player, Saurav Ghosal.

Mehboob, like Zaman got off to a good start, winning the first set 11-7. However, Ghosal came back and led 2-1. Mehboob, ranking 11 spots below Ghosal in Asian rankings, fought back and won the two subsequent sets to win the competition and ensure the title headed to Pakistan.

Earlier, Indian players had made history by qualifying for their first Asian Team Championship final.


Farhan Mahboob (PAK) beat Saurav Ghosal (IND): 3-2 [11-7, 6-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9]

Farhan Zaman (PAK) beat Siddharth Suchde (IND): 3-2 [11-6, 11-7, 11-13, 7-11, 11-9]


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Reader Comments (15)

  • Pakistani Muslim
    May 5, 2012 - 9:59PM

    congrats :)


  • Pakistani
    May 5, 2012 - 10:01PM

    Pakistan showing India the way how sports are played since 1947


  • whoever
    May 5, 2012 - 10:09PM

    is it Tennis ?


  • Fahad Raza
    May 5, 2012 - 10:32PM

    Good goin keep it up


  • Truth
    May 5, 2012 - 10:46PM

    I bet you will not see this news in Indian media or Indians polluting ET comments section. Only the youth will make Pakistan proud. Congrats Pakistan! Keep kicking their b..,.


  • shoab shabi
    May 5, 2012 - 10:50PM

    Big Congrats to our Team.


  • May 5, 2012 - 11:06PM

    India has improved by miles in this sport where they could not even win a single point against Pakistan, see how hard work pays off.


  • Blithe
    May 6, 2012 - 1:39AM

    Great job !

    You’ve made us proud!


  • Pungi
    May 6, 2012 - 1:41AM

    Proud to be a Pakistani… Pakistan Zindabad!!


  • Pakistani
    May 6, 2012 - 1:46AM

    Damn….. I am based in Kuwait and missed the opportunity to go and watch the match…. my friends told me it was awesome…. Congrats!!!!!


  • Sultan Mehmood
    May 6, 2012 - 2:10AM

    turn out, small tournaments hurt bad when you loose making you think we can’t win even thisss.. but when you win they are not as much pleasing making you think.. no big dealll…


  • AB
    May 6, 2012 - 2:36AM

    Its squash…

    Being s squash fan and player… Congratulations! :-)


  • Cynical
    May 6, 2012 - 3:53AM

    @Syed Arbab Ahmed

    Well obsereved. India, even 10 years back was no where near Pakistan in so far competitive squash is concerned.


  • May 6, 2012 - 5:29PM

    After Hockey,Cricket,Snooker and now in Squash India is on the verge of going ahead from pakistan, now we have to work really hard, otherwise v will fall behind like v r now in cricket from india
    My views on 2011 Cricket World Cup & on losing again to India in world cup

  • May 6, 2012 - 5:30PM

    Now v have to work hard in it, otherwise v will b left behind in it like v did against india in hockey,snooker and cricket
    My views on 2011 Cricket World Cup & on losing again to India in world cup

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