India thrashed Qatar 3-0 in their opening pool B match of the men's squash team event in the 16th Asian Games today.
Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu gave India a winning start, beating Ahmad Tamini Al 11-8 11-2 11-0 in a 30-minute match.
Siddharth Nimesh Suchde then spanked Abdullrahman Malki Al 11-3 11-2 11-6 in just 22 minutes to make it 2-0 for India.
In the third match, all eyes were on Sandeep Jangra as the Indian shrugged off a game deficit to see off Abdulla Tamini's challenge 9-11 11-7 10-12 11-6 11-7 in a hard-fought 44-minute battle.
India will next take on Japan, China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia tomorrow.