India's numero uno all-rounder of cue sports Pankaj Advani is on seventh heaven after adding yet another world title to his kitty following his World Billiards Championship triumph in the 150-up points format.
As a gift to the nation on Diwali, Advani conquered Singapore's Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the finals of the shorter format of billiards Friday, the 150-up billiards championship.
While Advani had lost to Gilchrist in the league stage 2-3, the Indian seemed determined to reverse the outcome in the most crucial match of the tournament.
In 2014, Advani has won three different world titles --the IBSF World 6-Red Snooker, World Team Billiards and World Billiards Championship (point format) -- an unprecedented record in itself.
With little time to celebrate as the time format starts today, Advani is keeping his emotions in check to concentrate on the task at hand.
Opting out of the professional snooker circuit in the UK, Advani chose to return to India to focus on billiards along with snooker (as opposed to only snooker) and represent India in all the majors, a decision that proved right yet again.