PANKAJ ADVANI KNOCKED OUT OF ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Sport is an incredible leveler and who superior to anything the 21-time Billiards World Champion Pankaj Advani comprehends it more. Advani, the shielding victor of the continuous Asian Billiards and Snooker Championship on Thursday bowed out from the semi-finals in the wake of going down 3-5 to Thailand's Praput Chaithanasakun.
Praput exploited a disagreeable Advani and rebuffed him at whatever point he missed. In the principal outline, Praput grabbed the edge when the Indian was on 98 requiring only 2 to go 1-0 up. In the following casing, the Bengaluru cueist made an incomplete 100 to level the scores.
Praput took the following two casings with breaks of 87 and 68 to go 3-1 up before Advani crept back to take the fifth casing and the scores read 3-2 to support Praput.
Be that as it may, Praput realized he had the nearby kid on the tangle and hit back with a 101 break to make it 4-2. Not the one to surrender so effectively, Advani stashed the seventh edge by playing warily to win 102-03 and decrease the hole to 3-4.
With the fans anticipating a rebound from the Indian, there were tragic countenances when Praput make a consistent break of 65 and finished off the match 5-3.
In the other semi-last between Myanmar pair of Chit Ko and Nay Thay Oo, Nay showed signs of improvement of his countryman 5-3. Chit Ko, who had expelled previous hero Sourav Kothari, began off with a twist by taking three of the initial four casings, before taking the rearward sitting arrangement against his forceful adversary. Nay won the following four casings in the wake of making two or three 100 breaks.