PM Modi lauds 2019 World Billiards Champion Pankaj Advani

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.”

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.”

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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)

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