In the first part of the interview with Pankaj Advani, we tried to decipher what goes inside the mind of a champion. In the second part, we talk to the 17-time World Champion about the nuances of cue sport, the changes in his gameplay, biggest challenges, his motivation behind churning out titles after titles and much more. Snooker and Billiards are very different forms of cue sport, how do you adapt? Advani: It's very, very difficult. That has been the biggest challenge of my career.
Last week, Pankaj Advani won the World title at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Doha. It was just another day in life of the 32-year-old cueist who seems to have made winning a habit. It was his 17th world title. He keeps setting benchmarks. It's the hunger, drive, passion and precision that sets him apart. 17 world titles, two Asian Games golds, and 29 National crowns speaks volume of his consistency.
Chants of 'ABD..ABD' echoed inside the Wankhede Stadium. Faf du Plessis' heroic 133 had India demoralised. AB De Villiers thumped his bat against the chest as he brought up a 57-ball century to oblige the crowd. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was in tatters with figures of 10-0-106-1, the second-worst in ODIs, and some sarcastic applause. South Africa hammered 438. Rahane's fighting 87-ball 87 was followed by stunned silence and disappointment.
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Selecting a term
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