Glasgow: April 9 (IANS) Dipika Pallikal, back on the international circuit after a three-year break, played a starring role, helping India to historic titles in women’s doubles and mixed doubles alongside Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal, respectively. , in the Doubles World Cup. Squash Championships here on Saturday.
Dipika, who took a break from squash after her marriage to cricketer Dinesh Karthik and had twins last year, and Saurav Ghosal made history for India in the mixed doubles final, beating England’s fourth-seeded Adrian Waller and Alison Waters 11-6. , 11-8 in the final to bag the mixed doubles title and become India’s first world doubles squash champions.
Hours later, Dipika and Joshna doubled the joy of the Indian contingent when they defeated second-seeded Sarah-Jane Perry and Alison Waters of England 11-9, 4-11, 11-8 in a hard-fought final. Dipika and Joshna are Commonwealth Games winners in women’s doubles and placed third in the event.
This is the first time that India has won the world titles. His previous bests were two silver medals in 2014 and 2016. Dipika and Saurav lost in the mixed doubles final in 2016, while Saurav and Ritwik Bhattacharya finished as runners-up in the men’s doubles in 2014.
Meanwhile, Vikram Malhotra and Joshna Chinappa finished 10th in mixed doubles after losing 11-4, 11-6 to Malaysian pair Mohammad Syafiq Kamal and Aifa Azman in their ninth and 10th-place playoff finishes, according to a report from Olympis. com.
Ramit Tandon and Vikram Malhotra, India’s only entry in the men’s doubles, won their 17th place in the playoffs against Elliott Morris and Owain Taylor of Wales 11-7, 11-10 on Saturday.