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Advani fires a break of 147 in snooker

Pankaj Advani

Sheffield, Nov 5 (PTI) Fresh from his World Billiards grand double, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has quickly shifted gears ahead of the World Snooker Championships as he fired a break of 147 in a friendly snooker game at the Star Academy, here.

Advani’s switch from billiards to snooker looked smooth as silk as Bangalore’s ‘Golden Boy’ managed to compile his second ever maximum break against England’s Chris Keogan. After clinching his 12th world title post his World Billiards (time format) triumph last week in Leeds, Advani chose to train in the city’s snooker academy where he was resident during his time on Snooker’s main tour. ‘Lord’ Advani, as he has now been nicknamed by the academy, will spend a few more days with them before returning home to compete in the IBSF World Snooker event (Men, Women and Masters), starting November 18 in Bangalore.

The 29-year-old poster boy of cue sports in India, who has pocketed 10 world billiards titles since his first triumph in 2003, will be gunning for his third snooker crown to add one more trophy to his illustrious shelf.


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