India’s iconic cueist Pankaj Advani gained his document twenty sixth IBSF World Billiards Championship crown in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday, November 21 to deliver laurels to the nation. Pankaj was as scientific as he might have presumably been within the summit conflict and outclassed his compatriot Sourav Kothari by a staggering margin of 1000-416.
The victory in Doha is the 38-year-old’s ninth title within the lengthy format of the championship whereas he has gained the championship within the ‘level format’ for a record-eight instances. Notably, Pankaj utterly outplayed a fellow Indian Rupesh Shah by a jaw-dropping margin of 900-273 within the semis to guide a berth within the finals.
Pankaj took to the social media platform ‘X’ and shared a phenomenal caption dedicating his accomplishment to the nation. “BSF World Billiards Champion (Lengthy Format), that is for us India,” he posted.
In the meantime, the loss within the ultimate noticed Sourav accept silver whereas Rupesh and Dhruv Sitwala gained a bronze every. The Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) acknowledged the feat attained by Pankaj and lauded his efforts and the opposite Indians who have been within the fray.
“Pankaj Advani clinches his twenty sixth World Billiards Title, defeating compatriot Sourav Kothari in a masterful show of talent and profitable an excellent,” SAI posted on ‘X’.
Jay Shah, the secretary of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) additionally heaped reward on Pankaj and congratulated him for bringing “immense delight to the nation”. “Unbelievable feat by Pankaj Advani! Securing his twenty sixth World title within the World English Billiards (Lengthy-Up) Championship 2023 at Doha, Qatar, is an impressive accomplishment. He is really owned the sport! Large congratulations, @PankajAdvani247! Your victory brings immense delight to the nation,” Shah posted on X.
In the meantime, Amee Kamani and Vidya Pillai additionally made India proud by bagging a bronze every on the Girls’s Snooker World Championships. Along with that, Manan Chandra and Kamal Chawla additionally secured a bronze every on the World Snooker Grasp Championships.
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