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.
Shoumick Datta of India won Bronze medal finishing 3rd in the Masters Round of the 18th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships which concluded in Kuching, Malaysia. In a high scoring Match 1 of Step ladder Round, Shoumick lost to Tun Hakim of Malaysia by 42 pins( 237 - 279). Tun Hakim won the Gold defeating Top Seed Alex Yu ( 470- 386) to bag the Gold.
In the Masters Round where Top 16 players ,Played 15 matches and 1 position round game, the 18 year old from Bangalore scored 3542 pins and an impressive average of 221 in 16 games.He earned himself 90 Bonus pins for his 9 wins in Masters Round. His Grand total of 3632 pins helped him finish overall 3rd and qualify for Step Ladder Finals.
Shoumick , a student of Bishop Cotton Boys School had earlier finished 5th in All Events and missed winning his 2nd medal.His Teammates, Kishan R and Misam Rizvi finished 30th and 48th respectively. 63 bowlers, aged under 18 , from.10 Asian Countries participated in this weeklong Championships .