Ghosal, 26, shifted base to Chennai first before settling down in Leeds to train under the best coach in UK, Malcolm Willstrop, and break into the PSA Tour.
Together they showed the way to many others. But even after a glorious year, Ghosal believes there is a lot to be done. "We need academies like the one in Chennai in all the metros. The next most important thing is the air-conditioning. Right from the sub-junior stage, squash needs to be played in chilling conditions. Otherwise the ball bounces too much and that changes the style of a player. When that player gets into the international level, he becomes a bunny," said Ghosal said here on the eve of the main draw of the 60th national championships. Squash Racket Federation of India's development officer Gautam Das couldn't agree more and said they are focusing on 10 states currently and are taking the game to the corporation schools.