Sunday, January 30, 2011

Player Profile: Sourav Saha

Sourav executes his powerful forehand topspin stroke
Sourav Saha is one of the most promising youngsters India has produced in the recent years. He was always in the shadows of Sathiyan, Soumyajit, and Harmeet for a while, but his performances this year in the Senior section have brought him applauds. With this, he has proved that he does belong to the elite league.

Sourav adopts a fast paced game and combines it with tremendously quick movement around the table. He does not hesitate to take risks and goes into an all out attack no matter who the opponent is. His double flanked attack helps him dominate his rivals in age categories as well as in the Men's section.

He beat his senior state mate and Commonwealth medallist, Soumyadeep Roy at Kolkata recently. Roy almost annexed the Men's title at the recently concluded Senior Nationals.

Name: Sourav Saha

Date of Birth: 10.08.1993

Club: Naihati Youth Association

Coaches/Trainers: Mr. Mihir Ghosh

TT Idol: Achanta Sharath kamal

Ambition: To win a medal for India at the Olympics

Achievements: Cadet National Champion, Sub-jr National Runners up, Junior Nationals semi-finalist, 10th place in World Cadet Challenge, Silver Medalist in Senior Nationals in Teams.

Best win (over a player): Soumyadeep Roy in Senior Nationals, Kolkata

Best win (a tournament): Cadet National Championship