Yuvraj Wadhwani has won the 25th Asian junior individual squash championship title. He defeated Anas Ali Shah of Pakistan by 13-11, 11-5, 6-11, 12-10 in the final in Chennai. Yuvraj has become the second Indian to win the Under-13 title after Veer Chotrani, who had won the title in 2014 in Iran. In the Under15 section, Arnav Sareen settled for the runner-up spot. The Pune boy lost to Mohammad Hamza Khan of Pakistan in the final.
India came out of the championship with a gold, a silver and four bronze medals. The bronze medals came in the other age categories through Kavya Bansal, Tiana Parasrampuria, Sanya Vats and Tushar Shahani.
The Mumbai schoolboy, seeded number one, came up with some spectacular volleys to win a close first game. With his confidence up after going one game up, Wadhwani stroked his way to a 2-0 lead, wrapping up the second 11-5.
His Pakistani rival was not the one to give up as he stronger in the third, hit winners and forced Yuvraj into making errors.