Pankaj Advani wins the Billiards Worlds grand double, surpassing Kothari in the final showdown, know his age, height, net worth and which game does he play
Advani’s recent triumph in the IBSF World Billiards Championship, where he secured his fifth grand double by defeating Sourav Kothari, is a testament to his enduring prowess. His victory extends his world title tally to an unprecedented 27.
Billiards player Pankaj Advani, biography, age, height, family, wife, game, net worth
Pankaj Arjan Advani, born on July 24, 1985, is not just a name but a force to be reckoned with in the world of cue sports. His height is 1.7 m.
At the age of 38, this Indian professional snooker and pool player has etched his name in history with an astonishing 26-time International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) world championship wins.
A GRAND DOUBLE 🏆🏆
IBSF 150 up World Billiards Champion 😃😃
What a week this has been!! 2 World Championship Gold Medals 🥇🥇
Thank you for all the congratulatory messages, love and support over the last week 🤗❤️ pic.twitter.com/s2osJb3VrR
— Pankaj Advani (@PankajAdvani247) November 25, 2023
Born to a Sindhi family in Pune, India, Advani’s journey to becoming a cue sports legend is nothing short of extraordinary.
he much-celebrated Bengaluru-based cueist Pankaj Advani tied the knot with Mumbai girl Saniya Shadadpuri, a celebrity make-up artist.
Advani’s introduction to snooker at the age of 10, under the guidance of former national Snooker champion Arvind Savur, marked the beginning of a remarkable career.
His elder brother, Dr. Shree Advani, played a pivotal role in steering him towards the sport. Winning his first-ever title at the tender age of 11, Pankaj Advani’s ascent in the world of cue sports began, setting several records at state and national levels.
The list of Advani’s achievements is staggering – 17 billiards world titles, three IBSF World Snooker Championships, two IBSF World Six-Red Championships, and a World Team Billiards Championship. Notably, he became the youngest National Snooker champion at age 17 in 2003, showcasing his prodigious talent early on.
Acknowledging his outstanding contributions, the Indian government has honored Advani with prestigious awards such as the Arjuna Award in 2004, Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2006, Padma Shri in 2009, and Padma Bhushan in 2018.
While specifics about his salary remain undisclosed, Advani’s impact goes beyond financial figures. Unlike some of his counterparts, he may not have a vast endorsement portfolio
But he has become a poster boy for his club and country. Corporates like Cred club have taken notice, recognizing his influence in the world of cue sports.
Congratulations to Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on winning the IBSF World Billiards Championship title for a staggering 26th time, beating compatriot Sourav Kothari in the final.
We are proud of your sheer dedication and extraordinary skill. pic.twitter.com/rO3n1NgJqW
— Kartik Sharma (@Kartiksharmamp) November 22, 2023
Pankaj Advani’s net worth, estimated at $7 million, is a testament to his success in the professional circuit. His earnings from the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India contribute significantly to his net worth, reflecting the financial recognition of his skill and dedication.