On Independence Day, India Clinch The World Team Billiards Championship

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Pankaj Advani In Action

Pankaj Advani In Action

[I]t was independence day and the Indian billiards team made our country proud by clinching the World Team Billiards Championship which was held in Glasgow. In an all-India finale, the India ‘B’ team defeated the India ‘A’  5-4 in a best of nine clash. The India ‘B’, comprising of world champ Pankaj Advani, Rupesh Shah, Ashok Shandilya and Devendra Joshi defeated their Indian opponents which had former Asian champion Alok Kumar, current Asian champion Sourav Kothari, world billiards runner-up Dhruv Sitwala and Asian games bronze medallist Balachandra Bhaskar.

The decisive game was played between Advani and Kothari with the former winning in dominating fashion with a scoreline of 613-116. Advani now has ten world titles to his name and the numbers don’t seem to stop as of now. In the semifinals,  India A defeated England A 5-1 and India B outclassed Republic of Ireland in straight games with a scoreline of  6-0. The scores (final): 1) B.Bhaskar(A) bt Rupesh Shah(B) 163-160 2) Pankaj Advani(B) bt Alok Kumar(A) 439-193 3) Sourav Kothari(A) bt Devendra Joshi(B) 271-189 4) Pankaj Advani(B) bt B. Bhaskar(A) 242-214 5) Sourav Kothari(A) bt Rupesh Shah(B) 384-161 6) Ashok Shandilya(B) bt Alok Kumar(A) 442-132 7) Pankaj Advani(B) bt Sourav Kothari(A) 613-116 8) Rupesh Shah(B) bt Alok Kumar(A) 379-90 9) B.Bhaskar(A) bt Ashok Shandilya(B) 353-245




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26 Comments

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    Reply Post By Kailash Pant

    What a gift on I Day

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    Proud moment for Indian sports!

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    Reply Post By Aishwarya

    India has bucked up! #proudIndian

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    Reply Post By Amit Jaid

    Great achievement!

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    Reply Post By suyog Shouche

    Nice gift

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    Reply Post By Amit Jaid

    Great achievement! Bt we need to go on…

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    Reply Post By arvind nautiyal

    Nice gift to country……

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    this sport has had a long chain of world champions from India. Sadly we never give enough recognition to this sport. this is a great gift on I-day, and like shooting and wrestling — lets also start recognising cue sports

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    Reply Post By Sanket Shinde

    Nice Article. . Great achievement by the Indians! !

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    Reply Post By Shreyash Kachare

    Superb effort! One needs to be aware of other sports as well!!

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    Reply Post By Rupesh Sonawane

    Nice Independence day gift for all Indians.. well played team India! Sports having lesser popularity should be focused

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    Reply Post By Siddhant Mote

    Superb achievement.. Pankaj Advani is the best !!

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    Reply Post By Vyankatesh

    Nice Article. . Great
    achievement by the
    Indians! !

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    Reply Post By Devendra S Chauhan

    It's a wonderful article and fantastic page..giving a balanced approach to all sports. I love it.

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    Reply Post By neetu singh

    I like it.. inspite of over dose of cricket, finally there is a place to give opportunity to other games…wow

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    Reply Post By Mallika

    Very well written! A new insight into the world of billiards.

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    Well written Abhilash!!

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    Abhilash…keep it up..great work

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    Superb article! Good to know that we're performing well in various sports.

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    Reply Post By Anamika Mani

    Great article Abhilash!! Looking forward to more on other sports

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    actually there was not much coverage of such a great news .. very unfortunate

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    actually there was not much coverage of such a great news .. very unfortunate

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    actually there was not much coverage of such a great news .. very unfortunate

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    Reply Post By Anahita Karandikar

    Very well written…

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    Reply Post By geeta pandey

    Great work… keep it up Ahilash

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    Reply Post By geeta pandey

    Great work … keep it up Abhilash.

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