AMSTERDAM, Reuter; Pakistan’s Jahangir Khan regained the World Squash Title on Friday when he beat compatriot and defending champion Jansher Khan 96,92, 92.
Jahangir, ranked two in the world, took the title from the 19yearold champion with some spectacular squash in a grueling 80minute match.
The 24yearold Jahangir, who held the title for five consecutive years before losing it to New Zealand Ross Norman in 1986, was in almost faultless form, going for his shots aggressively.
He delighted the 2,000 crowd with an array of deft volleys and drop shots close to the tin.
Buoyed by a recent victory in the British open, Jahangir looked hungrier than Jansher, who won the title for the first time last year.
Jansher played careful squash, waiting for his older compatriot to make mistakes, Jahangir rarely did.
Both players started the match cautiously, drawing out the first rally to more than six minutes and over 300 shots.
But Jahangir force the pace, hitting the ball harder and trying to score winners. The tactic paid off and he took the first game in 40 minutes.
Article extracted from this publication >> May 20, 1988