Saurav Ghosal became the first Indian player to claim a place in the world’s top 20 when he rose to a World No.16 PSA ranking, in February 2013. His highest world ranking has been 15, as of December 2013. He became the first Indian ever to reach the quarter-finals at the World Championship in 2013, narrowly losing out to Ramy Ashour.
Saurav is coached by Malcolm Willstrop, father of current World No. 6 James Willstrop, and his career has come on leaps and bounds since Willstrop senior took over the coaching reins.
Saurav has won the Indian National Championships 9 times, 8 times in a row between 2006 and 2013. He won the bronze medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006, and was awarded the Arjuna Award by the President of India in 2007. In 2014, he won the silver medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Thereafter, he led the Indian Squash team to its first ever Gold Medal at an Asian Games.