Pankaj Advani wins 17th World Billiards Championship title

Published on November 13, 2017
Indian cueist Pankaj Advani clinched his 17th World Billiards Championship title in Doha.

  • He thrashed Mike Russell of England in the finals.
  • Earlier in the tournament, he defeated fellow Indian Rupesh Shah in the semifinals 
  • Advani is the winner of maximum number of world titles in any sport by an Indian

About Pankaj Advani

  • Pankaj Arjan Advani is Indian professional player of English billiards and a former professional snooker player. 
  • He has achieved a hat-trick of hat-tricks in English billiards, holding the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in three different years: 2005, 2008 and 2012. 
  • He has won 16 World Titles; 6 Asian Titles; 2 Asian Games; 1 Australian Open and 29 National Titles

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