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Ace cueist Pankaj Advani shakes off Covid blues to regain red-hot form

  • The Bengaluru player had to polish his game all over again after the lockdown break, going on to add a world and an Asian snooker title to the many he has
Pankaj Advani(HT_PRINT)
Pankaj Advani(HT_PRINT)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 08:41 PM IST
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By Rutvick Mehta

Pankaj Advani, Aditya Mehta made vice-presidents of revived players' association

Mumbai-based businessman Ramakrishnan was a bronze medallist at the 2019 World Master Snooker.
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(PTI)
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(PTI)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 07:12 PM IST
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Never looked at Kuwait with any kind of hatred: Advani

On 30 years of Iraq’s invasion, the world champion remembers not knowing he wouldn’t see his home again.
Pankaj with his mother Kajal and brother Sree(HT)
Pankaj with his mother Kajal and brother Sree(HT)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/New Delhi | By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand

‘Not in the mood to compete, we are fighting for survival right now’

Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Pankaj Advani, the 23-time world billiards and snooker champion who, days before the nationwide lockdown was announced, won his 34th national title in Ahmedabad last month.
Pankaj Advani from India in action during the Manisha Asian Championship at Community Centre Sector 19 in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Pankaj Advani from India in action during the Manisha Asian Championship at Community Centre Sector 19 in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Apr 30, 2020 09:02 PM IST
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By Pankaj Advani

From fitness comes confidence, and wins, says sports prodigy Pankaj Advani

Billiards world champion says he loves to go on long walks, can’t sit still for long.
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(Getty Images)
Published on Dec 07, 2019 07:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Purnima Goswami Sharma

‘Haven’t set myself any target for world titles’ - Pankaj Advani

Starting off with a maiden world title at the age of 18, Advani now has 23 world titles to his name. Advani visited HT house here along with another great Geet Sethi and spoke at length.
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(PTI)
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 25, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep

Pankaj Advani-Aditya Mehta pair wins World Team Snooker title

This takes Advani’s world title tally to a phenomenal 23 while Aditya claimed his maiden at a time when his future is being doubted due to health issues.
A file photo of Pankaj Advani.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Pankaj Advani.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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Mandalay (Myanmar) | By Press Trust of India

My hunger, passion hasn’t diminished at all, says Pankaj Advani after winning 22nd world title

On Sunday, Pankaj won a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship.
IBSF World Billiards Champion Pankaj Advani wins Record 22nd world title.(ANI)
IBSF World Billiards Champion Pankaj Advani wins Record 22nd world title.(ANI)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 02:56 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

PM Narendra Modi congratulates Pankaj Advani on his 22nd world title

Advani defeated local favourite Nay Thway Oo 6-2 to win a fourth straight final in the 150-up format at the IBSF World Billiards Championship in Mandalay, Myanmar on Sunday.
File image of Pankaj Advani(PTI)
File image of Pankaj Advani(PTI)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 01:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

Pankaj Advani retains world billiards title, takes win count to 22

In a repeat of last year’s final at the IBSF World Billiards Championship, Pankaj re-enacted the one-sided match with the same eventual outcome as well as identical scorelines of 6-2
India Cueist Pankaj Advani(PTI)
India Cueist Pankaj Advani(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 11:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

World title no. 22 for Pankaj Advani

The 34-year-old has brought home a world trophy every year ever since returning from a professional stint in the UK in 2014.
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(PTI)
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 05:03 PM IST
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Mandalay, Myanmar | By Press Trust of India

Pankaj Advani enters final of IBSF World Billiards Championship

Advani, who is vying for his 22nd world title, will face local player Nay Thway Oo in the summit clash in a repeat of last year’s tournament.
File image of Indian cueist Pankaj Advani.(HT Photo)
File image of Indian cueist Pankaj Advani.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 08:55 PM IST
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Mandalay (Myanmar) | By PTI

Pankaj Advani to warm-up for World Championship with Myanmar Open

Pankaj will be on a mission to retain his billiards world title he won last year.
Pankaj Advani(Getty Images for DAGOC)
Pankaj Advani(Getty Images for DAGOC)
Published on Sep 09, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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Mandalay | By PTI

Roger Federer’s continued excellence great motivation: Pankaj Advani

Hindustan Times caught up with Pankaj Advani before he leaves for Mandalay, Myanmar on September 7 to take part in the 150-up IBSF World Billiards Championships
Player Pankaj Advani from India in action during the Manisha Asian Championship at Community Centre Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Wednesday, 01 May 2019.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Player Pankaj Advani from India in action during the Manisha Asian Championship at Community Centre Sector 19 in Chandigarh on Wednesday, 01 May 2019.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 11:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta

Roger Federer’s continued excellence great motivation, says Pankaj Advani

Hindustan Times caught up with the ace cueist before he leaves for Mandalay, Myanmar on September 7 to take part in the 150-up IBSF World Billiards Championships and World 6-Red & Team Snooker Championships.
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(Keshav Singh/HT)
File photo of Pankaj Advani.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 06:14 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta

Pankaj Advani wins Asian Snooker Championship to complete career grand slam in cue sports

Having already accomplished it in billiards, Advani had this elusive 15-red Asian Snooker title missing from his silverware collection.
File image of Pankaj Advani(PTI)
File image of Pankaj Advani(PTI)
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 10:06 AM IST
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Doha | By PTI

Pankaj Advani wins grand double, extends world title tally to 21

While Pankaj Advani has always won the timed version of the long format, the more recent short version eluded him over the years.
Pankaj Advani is the winner of three world titles this year so far.(HT Photo)
Pankaj Advani is the winner of three world titles this year so far.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 07:39 PM IST
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Yangoon | By Press Trust of India

Pankaj Advani amasses world title number 20

The 33-year-old from Bengaluru overcame Nay Thway Oo of Myanmar in a high-quality final. After bossing the ‘150-up’ format, Advani will now compete in the longer version, ‘Up’ format, commences immediately.
File picture of Sanjay Manjrekar(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File picture of Sanjay Manjrekar(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 03:23 PM IST
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Yangon | By PTI

Pankaj Advani becomes first Indian to win Asian Snooker Tour title

Advani delivered a power-packed performance to outclass China’s Ju Reti 6-1 in the final and become the first Indian to win an Asian Snooker Tour event.
File image of India’s Pankaj Advani in action during a snooker championship.(HT Photo)
File image of India’s Pankaj Advani in action during a snooker championship.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2018 05:16 PM IST
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New Delhi | By PTI

Pankaj Advani settles for bronze in Asian Snooker Tour

Pankaj Advani now switches to billiards to play in the selection camp for the World Championship, to be held in Bengaluru from the October 3.
Pankaj Advani won bronze at the Asian Snooker Tour in Doha.(PTI)
Pankaj Advani won bronze at the Asian Snooker Tour in Doha.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 10:51 PM IST
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Doha | By Press Trust of India

Asian Team Snooker Championship: India settle for silver after loss against Pakistan

The doubles was the turning point where Asif played out of his skin to pull back a 62-point deficit and allow his partner Masih to wrap up the frame 70-72.
File image of India’s Pankaj Advani.(Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
File image of India’s Pankaj Advani.(Karun Sharma/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 03:52 PM IST
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