No, this post is not about the Sharukh Khans or Salman Khans of Bollywood. They aren’t the only Khan’s out there you know! This post is about the legendary Khans of Pakistan. No! Not Imran Khan or Shahid Khan Afridi either! I am speaking of course of none other than: Jahangir Khan and Jansher khan; the legendary Squash Champions from Pakistan! Squash players with no equal, whose records are virtually
His lover affair with squash began when he was seven years old and today he is one of the most promising players in the world of squash. Roshan Khan Jehangir Khan Squash Club in Karachi was the nursery where Saad Shahid came into being as a Squash player. Moving through international tournaments like a hurricane, he has established his superiority by winning the Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, Italian and German Junior Open events in just
For almost fifty years Pakistan had dominated the world of Squash. The era began with the great Hashim Khan who revolutionized squash with his fitness craze and ended with Jansher Khan. Just imagine coming onto the scene when legendary Jahangir khan was at his prime and had just completed a record run of wins, remaining unbeaten. But Jansher picked up where Jahangir Khan had left off. After JK senior, JK
In a country where news channels have a section for sports and then one on cricket and where people sometimes unwittingly say that cricket is the national game, it’s easy to understand how squash in the country went from producing a great like Jahangir Khan to being an obsolete sport. I swear! I don’t understand why squash hasn’t been given its due attention like cricket, and to some extent hockey.
While hockey is the national sport of Pakistan, squash is the sport which makes the country famous. For the better part of five decades, Pakistan has completely dominated squash like no other place in the world. Between 1950 and 1997, Pakistan won more than 30 British Open titles, 14 World Open titles, and many PSA professional titles. During the reign of Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan in the 80s and