Revealing about the preparations and mindset that went into winning back-to-back championships, India’s leading cueist Pankaj Advani said that he worked on his physical fitness and thought to himself that he has an opportunity “to do something that has never been done before”.

Flying into Doha for the IBSF World Championships, Pankaj had already won 16 World titles. He had gone there to participate in the shot format billiards, long format billiards, and the best of 15 frame snooker World Championships.

“The year 2017 was a very interesting one because I had a lot of events to play in and this was the last major event of the season. I knew the conditions in Doha as I had been there a lot of times and they were doing it in a bigger arena this time,” Advani, who has 23 world titles in billiards and snooker, said during a show named ‘The Finish Line’, hosted by Asian Games Gold medallist squash player Saurav Ghoshal.

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