Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani storms into last-32 of National Snooker C'ship

Pankaj Advani

Kolkata : Indian ace Pankaj Advani kept himself in line for a double as he topped the group A table to storm into the last 32 of the senior National Snooker Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club o

Obsession over Olympic medal not helping India: Pankaj Advani

Pankaj Advani

Kolkata : Indian cue sports star Pankaj Advani on Thursday remarked Olympic achievement has become national "obsession" and urged the athletes to change their perception to excel in their respective disciplines.

"Our country is starved of Olympic medals and the government announces ridiculous incentives for an Olympic medal. I think our country is obsessed with Olympic medals," Advani said after making the semifinals of the senior national billiards beating Brijesh Damani 4-1 at the Bengal Rowing Club.

Pankaj Advani makes the cue his 'magic wand' in 2014

Pankaj Advani makes the cue his 'magic wand' in 2014

New Delhi - In the history of cue sports, he is already nothing short of a living legend and Pankaj Advani added some more sheen to his golden career by taking his world title count from 8 to 12 in a landmark year for himself and the sport.

The past 12 months clearly belonged to India's poster boy of cue sports after Advani took one title after another post his two-year snooker stint in the United Kingdom (UK).

Apart from Advani's remarkable journey of four world titles, the year will also be remembered for another champion in the making, China's teenage sensation Yan Bingtao.

Smooth sailing for Pankaj Advani in World Billiards

PANKAJ ADVANILeeds: Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani defeated Robin Wilson for his second straight win in the World Billiards Championships (time format) here.

Advani, who won the points format title earlier in the tournament, beat Englishman Wilson 1060-376. He had defeated Arun Agarwal in his opening match yesterday.

Advani, having started tentatively in the first match, registered the highest score in the Championship by an Indian so far.

MS Dhoni is a fantastic captain: Pankaj Advani

Pankaj AdvaniNew Delhi: Under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni has got support from unexpected quarters with cue sports poster boy Pankaj Advani backing the Indian skipper, saying he is the only one who can lead the team.

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