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Pankaj Advani wins his 24th world title in Doha

Star Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Tuesday grabbed his 24th world title when he triumphed on the IBSF 6-Purple Snooker World Cup with a victory over Pakistan’s Babar Masih within the ultimate.

Advani, who gained his 11th Asian title final week, began the ultimate with a cushty 42-13 win within the opening body.

Babar drew parity by successful the second 38-14.

Within the third body, Advani made a foul that solely he knew he had dedicated. The 36-year-old gained the third and fourth in fast succession to go 3-1 up.

The Pakistani cueist, in no temper to play second fiddle to his worthy opponent, crafted an exquisite 56 break to bridge the hole.

Advani shifted gears after which took the subsequent three to be one body away from getting his fingers on his 24th world winner’s trophy.

Not going to go down with no struggle, Babar introduced the match to a precarious scenario by successful the subsequent three frames as a powerful response.

At 6-5, it was contact and go. Babar had discovered his contact and Advani had extra to lose at this level being inside hanging distance of the end line. However a cultured 32 break off the cue of the a number of world champion put paid to Babar’s hopes.

Pankaj ensured a clear slate of wins during the last fortnight in Qatar throughout two worldwide championships – Asian Snooker and 6-red Snooker World Cup.

“I’m residing a dream. Being away from the desk for thus lengthy, these two back-to-back triumphs guarantee me that my starvation and aggressive abilities haven’t diminished,” Advani stated.

“Very lucky to win each as I’m conscious there may be nonetheless plenty of work to place into my recreation as soon as I return. Blissful to return house tomorrow with two gold medals for my nation.”

Earlier, within the day, Pankaj obtained the higher of the Asian Snooker finalist Amir Sarkhosh of Iran 6-3.

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