On September 23, 2017 Indian Men's Doubles Team made India proud by winning a Bronze medal of 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat. Fifth seed Dhruv Sharda & Shabbir Dhankot lost to the champions, second-seed Cho Young Seon and Kim Kyung Min 458-365 in the semi-final match and had to settle for a bronze medal.
This is 3rd International Medal in last three years for Indian team and if the same form continues then Indian team would be a medal hope in Asian Games 2018.
Dhruv Sarda of Delhi retained the title at the Wissen 3rd Bangalore Open Tenpin Bowling Championships which concluded at the Amoeba Bowling Center.
In the Finals of the Open Division, played on Challenge the Leader Format, Top Seeded Dhruv Sarda comfortably won the match against Shabbir Dhankot of TN (234 – 180) to take home Prize money Rs 1.25 Lakhs.
Dhruv who started with 2 spares followed it up with a turkey in next 3 frames. And finished the final 2 frames with a bagger and a score of 234. Shabbir opened Frame 1 with a 7 - 10 split scored double strikes in next 2 frames. But he opened again in Frame 8 and did not get connection of strikes to finish with score of just 180 and losing the finals.
Earlier Shabbir had pipped local favorite Akaash Ashok Kumar by 2 pins (247- 245) to move into the Finals.
Akaash comfortably won his match against teenage sensation Kishan R of Karnataka who played his maiden Step ladder round (247- 158).
In the Masters Round of the Open Division, Dhruv Sarda (3418), Shabbir (3404), Kishan R (3357) and Akaash Ashok Kumar (3346) finished on top of the table after 16 games and made it to the Step Ladder Knock out Round.