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5 players to look forward to in the next 10 years

Vijay Kumar
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Modified 17 Nov 2015
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In the past 12 months or so, Indian squash has seen a rapid rise. The reignition began in September 2014 when the Indian squash players won a combined tally of 4 medals and finished only behind China in the standings.That performance seemed to have rubbed off on the juniors who did brilliantly at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa where they won a medal each in the Singles as well as the Mixed Doubles.Along with them, there have been several other youngsters who have certainly risen the hopes with regards to the next generation of players who would bring laurels to the country.Here are 5 youngsters to look forward to in the next decade:NOTE: While there is no doubting these five have a bright future ahead of them, there are others as well who are equally capable of bringing laurels. The likes of Sandeep Ramachandran, Aryaman Adik, Adya Advani etc. have also been doing well and need to be kept an eye out for as well. 

#5 Vijay Kumar

Ever since he finished 41st at the British Junior open last year, Vijay Kumar has shown rapid improvement in his performances in almost every tournament that has followed. The Jaipur-born player finished second at the ISA Junior Open that followed and then clinched the Bhavan Hastimal Open after that.

A minor blip at the World Junior Open didn't come in the way of him continuing to put in impressive performance in the competitions that followed as he reached at least the quarterfinals in every event that followed and also sealed the Jaipur Junior Open in 2014 and also then finished runners-up in the National Junior Championships in the U19 category.

2015 has been a good year for  him in terms of reaching finals where he has stumbled a bit, but his consistent showing in tournaments is certainly hat warming and he is definitely one to look out for in the future.

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Published 12 Nov 2015, 15:07 IST
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