Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Sunday asserted yet another Senior National Snooker title with a thumping 6-0 win over Laxman Rawat in the final at Indore.
Advani took over the national title, this time in snooker, taking his total count of Indian championships to 32.
Advani won 11 Indian titles as a junior, and as a senior, he has won nine billiards, three six-red snooker and now nine snooker gold medals.
From a statistical point of view, Advani now owns 21 world titles and 21 national titles as a men’s player, in both snooker and billiards.
The match was mostly defined by the champion’s experience as he brought on a lethal combination of scoring and safety of the best quality.
The only really close frame was the fourth which could have ended with the score-count reading 3-1, giving young Rawat an outside chance of a comeback.
However, once Advani had clinched the lead with a fine clearance, the game had gone out of hands for Rawat early.
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In the women’s final, Varshaa Sanjeev gave Bengaluru another reason to be happy as she joined Advani in winning the snooker national title by played out Arantxa Sanchis who belongs to Maharashtra 4-2.
Sanjeev accounted for the top women cueists in this tournament as she defeated Amee Kamani in the quarterfinals and Vidya Pillai in the semifinals.
About Pankaj Advani – The Prince of India
Pankaj Arjan Advani is a legendary Indian billiards and snooker player. Apart from being a 19-time World champion, he has a hat-trick of hat-tricks in English billiards.
Moreover, he won the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously in three different years 2005, 2008 and 2012 and more recently in 2017. As a result of his incredible exploits, he is often called as The Prince of India, The Prince of Pune, and The Golden Boy.
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