12-time world champion Pankaj Advani, along with Aditya Mehta, failed to make it to the finals of the 2015 Snooker World Cup in Wuxi, China. They were beaten by Scotland in a close encounter and hence settled for the bronze medal. This is India’s best performance till date at the prestigious Snooker World Cup. India
The stand out resume of Pankaj Advani saw a new addition when the 12 time world Champion annexed the Senior National Snooker Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club. Advani defeated 24 year old Varun Madan 6-3 in the finals in a hard fought match. In a well fought encounter Advani prevailed 83(45)-36, 73(54)-35, 27-86(57), 79-0,
Aditya Mehta lost the match with the final result being 4-2 in favor of the Scottish player. Contrary to the reality of the scoreboard, everyone was congratulating Aditya Mehta. One wondered what on earth made this player rejoice even in defeat ?