PM Modi congratulates Pankaj Advani for 18th world title

ANI | Updated: Nov 30, 2017 17:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Indian star Pankaj Advani for clinching his 18th world title after claiming the IBSF World Snooker Championship.

Advani outclassed Iran's Amir Sarkhosh 8-2 in the finals of the event at the Al Arabi Sports Club in Doha on Monday.

Prime Minister Modi, on his official Twitter account, wrote, "Congratulations @PankajAdvani247 for winning your 18th world title in the recently concluded IBSF World Snooker Championship. Your accomplishments make us very proud."

Earlier, at the same venue on November 12, the Khel Ratna awardee had won IBSF World Billiards Championship easing past Mike Russell of England and grabbed his 17th world title. (ANI)