Advani to take call on pro tour later

Advani to take call on pro tour later

Advani to take call on pro tour later

Despite enjoying a fairly decent sojourn, ace cueist Pankaj Advani is yet to take a call on whether to return to the gruelling world of professional snooker.

Advani, who became the first Indian to make the quarterfinal stage in a pro-ranking event in February 2013, said that he is on a break currently and will make up his mind in the coming months.

“I’m on a break from the professional circuit and I want to enjoy the moment,” said the 28-year-old who was felicitated by the KSBA for winning the IBSF World 6-red Snooker Championship in Egypt last Saturday. “It’s good that I’m away from the pro world because I could win a medal for India!

“Having said that, when one chooses the pro circuit then he is forced to give plenty of other events a miss, especially my first love billiards. I’ve had to put billiards on hold because of my pro commitments and I would consider my options in a month or two.

 The season is just about two events old and there is time,” added Advani who is currently ranked 56th in the world.

“One needs to let go of the fear, let of things and be calm. Sometimes the harder you strive, the harder it becomes to reach the goal. The most important thing is to enjoy your game.”

While Advani was presented Rs 70,000 by the KSBA, Vidya Pillai, who won the IBSF World 15-red snooker team championship bronze in Egypt, was given Rs 15,000.

 WLBSA Senior Snooker gold medallist Chitra Magimairaj took home Rs 60,000 and R Umadevi Nagaraj, the WLBSA Billiards silver medallist, was richer by Rs 40,000.

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