Top 4 most famous squash players of India
A list of the famous Indian squash personalities, who put the game in the spotlight
Squash has mostly been a fringe sport in India with majority of people thinking it to be for the more privileged few of the country. However, the perception has changed in recent times and a strong bunch of players have come in to make India a formidable force while also increasing the awareness of the sport.
Squash is a formidable racket sport which requires years of practice and talent along with top notch stamina and athleticism. Historically, Pakistan and Egypt have been big producers of top squash players while other countries have also started taking a keen interest. Here is a clip to give you an idea about Squash:
From dating actresses and cricketers, to making the country proud due to their high rankings and big tournament wins, squash players have taken the spotlight from time to time. Here we look at the top 4 most famous squash players along with some of the accomplishments and news which have surrounded them in the past.
4. Joshna Chinappa
The current India number 1 in the women's category, Joshna has been one of the topmost Indian squash players for the past decade. Her standout performance in Glasgow with Deepika Pallikal, helped India realize a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
She is also the most recent Indian to barge into the top 10 rankings (ranked 10 in 2016). Currently ranked 17, Joshna has won a total of 7 titles and plays with a panache, which is unparalleled.
Here she plays the then world number one, Laura Massaro: