Indian hoopsters claim historic victory over China in Asian Basketball Championship

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India beat China for the very first time at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup.

While the world obsessed with FIFA on Sunday, India beats China 65-58 in a Group A game of the 5th FIBA Asia Cup creating history in the basketball world.  Pratham Singh and Amjyot Singh scored 13 points apiece. Vishesh Bhriguvanshi added 10 points. These heroes lead India to this first ever victory.

 

Pratham Singh

Pratham Singh

23-year-old, six footer, Pratham Singh played basketball for the first time in Bhillai, Chhatisgarh at the age of 11. He is a shooting guard whose game is influenced by two basketball nursing grounds, Punjab and Chhattisgarh and is a Indian in the true sense. In 2013, he was playing for Tamil Nadu at Senior National Basketball Championship.

 

Amjyot Singh

Amjyot Singh

Amjyot Singh, 22, with a 6-foot-7 frame has athleticism in his DNA. His father played basketball for the country in the 80s and his mother was a University level athlete. His hoop career too spans the country’s length, coming from Punjab and representing tamil Nadu post 2011.

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, 23 years old, also started to discover his game when he was around 11. His father was a Biology teacher at the UP College, who told Vishesh to concentrate on studies and just enjoy basketball as a hobby. Seems like he was only ‘hearing’ this suggestion because he was busy ‘listening’ to his heart reach out to the basket.

 

 




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