Pakistan treaded towards reclaiming its lost glory in squash with a convincing win at the final of World Junior Team Squash Championship against defending champions Egypt in Poland.
Riding on victories by Israr Ahmed and Abbas Shaukat, Pakistan outplayed Egypt by 2-1 to win its sixth World team title.
Ahmed took only 39 minutes to defeat his Egyptian opponent 11-9, 11-9 and 11-9 to give Pakistan a lead of one-up in the first match.
But, Ahsan Ayyaz went down fighting against Yousef Irahim 11/13, 13/11, 5/11 and 6/11 in a hard fought match.
The decider was played between Pakistan’s Abbas Shaukat and Egypt’s Marwan Tarek.
The Egyptian was outplayed by Pakistan’s Abbas with score of 11/7, 11/9 and 11/8.
This was Pakistan’s first win in the WSJ finals against Egypt after losing three consecutive finals to the same opponent.
Meanwhile, the senior vice president of Pakistan Squash President AVM Razi Nawab has congratulated the national junior squash team for the landmark achievement.
“This victory is attributed to the vision of the President PSF, guidance of our Legends and above all to the dedication and hard work of the players,” he said