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Advani wins Asian snooker title to complete career grand slam

BENGALURU: India's ace cueist Pankaj Advani on Friday completed a profession Grand Slam in snooker, by way of successful the Asian Snooker Championship title.

In the overall, the 34-year-old, who has already accomplished the feat in billiards, registered a 6-Three win over Thailand challenger Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon. As an adolescent, Advani had gained the IBSF World snooker championship in 2003 before including the 6-Red snooker crown to his assortment.

With this title, Advani scripted historical past in cue sports, changing into the one cueist to win the Asian and World Championships in all formats. He may be the one to do so in each billiards and snooker.

"With this title, I've done everything I could when representing my country in both the sports. This win completes my trophy cabinet so I now know I will be sleeping well for a very long time," stated the Khel Ratna awardee.

It used to be a match marked by way of steerage comebacks by way of Advani. In the semifinals in opposition to Pakistan's Asjad Iqbal, Advani used to be down 0-4 before he stormed back to take the following 5 frames to win 5-4.

In the overall too Advani discovered himself with but deficit. Against Thanawat, Advani, who used to be two frames at the back of, gained 5 frames at the trot to capture the title.


Final: Pankaj Advani (India) beat Thanawat Tirapongpaiboon 6-Three 10-52, 1-97(97), 95(54)-1, 110(75)-1, 69-43, 71(60)-44, 80-49, 72-42, 67(50)-1

Semifinal: Pankaj Advani (India) defeated Asjad Iqbal (Pakistan) 5-4 31-68, 1-54, 40-76, 1-96(81), 78-Eight, 89-33, 55-14, 89-24, 52-26.

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