Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Pankaj Advani, saying that his ‘tenacity is admirable’ after he clinched 22nd world title by winning a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Myanmar.
Modi took to Twitter and wrote: “Congratulations @PankajAdvani247! The entire nation is proud of your accomplishments. Your tenacity is admirable. Best wishes for your future endeavours.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 15, 2019
Calling his achievement ‘extremely special’, Advani had said: “It’s such a touch-and-go format and so unpredictable that winning this four years on the trot and five out of the last six is extremely special.”
In a one-sided clash, Advani won the match by 6-2 against the local favourite Nay Thway Oo. After losing to Advani, Oo had to settle for a silver medal for the second time in a row.
Advani, speaking about his performance, said: “Every time I participate in a world championship, one thing is clear – my motivation to excel has not diminished. This win a testament to the fact that my hunger and fire are both well and truly alive.
(With ANI inputs)