Harinder Pal emerges top eight at Asian Individual Squash Championship

Chennai, India | 29 April 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Harinder Pal playing against Qatar’s Abdulla at the 19th Asian Individual Squash Championship in Chennai – PHOTO / Squash Rackets Federation of India

Two days ago, Indian squash player Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu stunned sixth-seed Abdulla Al- Tamini of Qatar in five games to enter the quarter-finals of the 19th Asian Individual Squash Championship in Chennai.

“One of my best wins, and with the crowd cheering me on I just had to keep pushing, pushing and pushing!” he was quoted in a short update at the Squash Rackets Federation of India Facebook page.

However, the excellent run for the world’s No 95 came to an end yesterday (28 April 2017) when he lost to top seed Max Lee form Hong Kong in the quarter-finals.

Harinder Pal, a former national champion and a product of the famed Indian Squash Academy, lost in straight sets.

The 28 year old payer, who was born in Chandigarh, Punjab, won his first Indian nationals title after beating eight-times champion Saurav Ghosal in the finals in November 2014.


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