4-time roll ball world champion Aditya Ganeshwade nominated for Arjuna Award
Aditya Ganeshwade is the world record holder for scoring the maximum number of goals in World Championship along with the record of scoring the maximum number of goals (33) in a single world championship
Aditya Ganeshwade, a four-time world champion and currently the only roll ball player to score more than 100 international goals has been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award for the fourth time in succession.
He is the only Indian to play five world championships. India has won the World Cup two times, consecutively under his captaincy. He has 122 international goals scored to his credit till today.
He holds the record for scoring the maximum number of goals in World Championships and also holds the record of scoring the maximum number of goals (33) in a single world event.
In his career of 17 Years, he has achieved and brought a lot of laurels and admiration to the nation and sports world. He is the captain of the Indian Roll Ball team.
Roll ball is a unique combination sport and is also one of the fastest games ever played. The game was invented in the year 2000 by Raju Dabhade, a sports teacher at MES Bal Shikshan Mandir School, Pune.
With all his hard work and dedication he has taken this Indian invented sport single-handedly to a Himalayan heights globally. Aditya is among the very few ‘early birds’ to play Roll Ball.
The World Cup of Roll Ball is held every two years while South Asian Championships and Asian Championships are held every year. The game gained popularity over the last few years. Many European, American, African, and Asian countries now take part in World Championships.
Aditya’s contributions for Team Maharashtra during the Federation National and All India University Championship are tremendous and right efforts helped him bag 11 gold medals and three silver.