ISLAMABAD: Pakistani juniors won three gold medals and one silver medal in the 25th Asian Junior Squash Championship 2018 in Chennai, India, in different categories on Saturday.
Pakistani juniors highly remarkable performance is a very good news from squash after a very long time. It also indicates that Pakistan Squash Federation and Pakistan National Squash Academy are finally doing some serious work and the credit must be given to coaches, players, trainers and federation for the efforts they had put in and it is hoped that this is just the beginning and more international titles will come thick and fast.
Pakistan Squash Federation President Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Senior Vice President Air Marshal Shahid Akhtar Alvi, former world squash champion Qamar Zaman, Jansher Khan and others had sent their congratulation messages to the champions and the federation has assured all out support to the juniors in coming events as well.
In the U-15 final, Pakistani youngster Muhammad Hamza Khan was against local lad Arnav Sareen, who was not only enjoying huge crowd support but was also firm favourite to take the title. Hamza, who had played in this year’s British Junior Open semi-finals and is tipped by many as future of Pakistan squash, never looked in any spot of bother and remained focused on his game plan. Hamza started the final as highly underdog but he proved that crowd support means nothing, when it comes to business.