The ace cueist of our country, Pankaj Advani, has moved into the final round of Asian Snooker Tour by recording two most impressive wins in the quarterfinals and semifinals, being played in Jinan, China on Tuesday.
The snooker champion stormed into the final by cruising past Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh and Pakistan’s Mohammad Bilal by 5-1, in individual matches with them.
It was expected that the quarterfinals would be a tough match, as it was the clash of the Titans – two finalists of previous year’s IBSF World Snooker Championship. But the game proved to be a one-sided affair as Amir Sarkhosh of Iran ended up losing by 5-1 scoreline.
Advani was much ahead in his game performance and raced ahead towards victory with 75 and an 80 break in the respective fourth and sixth frames of the match.
Contrary to this, the semifinal round with Pakistan’s Mohammad Bilal gave Advani a strong fight, thus bringing out the best of performance from the 19-times world champion Pankaj Advani.
After the Pakistani champion equalled the score by 1-1, Advani piled many breaks, one after the other, to make it to the finals of the championship.
With those frequent breaks at 58, 40 and 84, Advani sealed his chance to play the finals. Bilal had to settle for the bronze in the championship.
In the final match of the championship, the world champion Advani will be facing a much-experienced Chinese cueist Ju Reti.
Earlier, after winning both his league matches, the nineteen-time World Champion Pankaj Advani thrashed into the knock-out stage of the second leg of the Asian Snooker Tour, on Monday.-- Advertisement --
Advani is on a continuous winning streak, bettering his own performance after he made it through the first leg, held last month in Doha. With such mind-boggling performances, the world-class player has raised the hopes for a gold at the current ongoing championship’
Pankaj Advani had overcome Chinese snooker Pang Junxu in his first match by 4-2. Later, he outclassed Qatar’s Ahmed Saif by 4-0.
Here’s KreedOn Team wishing the Indian Snooker maestro, all the very best for his final knock!