Iconic Indian cueist Pankaj Advani displayed his class with a phenomenal victory over Iran’s Amir Sarkhosh in the final to claim the IBSF World snooker championship in Doha. Advani trounced Sarkhosh 8-2 to clinch his 18th World championship title at the Al-Arabi sports club.
The best-of-15 frame final witnessed Amir pocketing the first frame rather comfortably. The Iranian looked strong and focused in the second frame too, progressing well and nearing a 2-0 scoreline, but a missed green pot gave a lifeline to Pankaj as he seized the opportunity with both hands and drew parity.
IBSF World Snooker Champion 2017 😀🙌🏆🤘🏻💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/gRbvV02frb— Pankaj Advani (@PankajAdvani247) November 27, 2017
Pankaj never looked back from there as he raced to a 5-2 lead, though Sarkhosh came with a century break to win the sixth frame, and after the break, wrapped it up with three straight frames.
Though Amir got the first opening in the 9th, a missed red pot saw Pankaj unfold his vast repertoire of strokes to compile a magnificent frame-winning break of 77 points with only 4 reds remaining on the table.