The first game was close all the way through to 6-6, but errors from the PSA world No.11 allowed El Shorbagy to take a lead that he would not relinquish.
The second game was much the same, with Ghosal hitting both winners and errors. ‘The Beast' capitalised once more to double his advantage in the match.
The third was trickier for the Egyptian, who had to save two game balls to fight back after being 8-10 down.
He then needed two match balls of his own, with Ghosal saving the first two, but El Shorbagy was able to get over the line in the end, booking his place in the quarterfinals, where he will meet his younger brother Marwan for the third time in four events this year.
"We both go way back and we're great friends. To beat him 3-0 is a huge boost for my confidence because it 's never easy to beat him in three. Really happy to come back in that third game when I was 8-10 down. That's something I'm really proud of," El Shorbagy admitted.
"At that time, you just take it point-by-point. I actually took a lot of risks at that point in the game and I started to go for it. Sometimes it pays off and luckily it did. I was up 6-4 and I should've capitalised, but he just showed the great player he's and the experience he has by coming back into the game and the way he did so was unbelievable," the Egyptian added.
About the quarterfinal tie against brother Marwan, El Shorbagy had his own take.
"This is my fourth tournament this season and this will be my third meeting with Marwan. It's normal because we both play in the later stages of the tournament. It's a unique situation for our sport, but we both give something different to the sport and I'm glad to be a part of it."