Pankaj Advani is one of the greatest cueists which this country has ever produced. He has won 16 World Championship in snooker and billiards in various different formats and is nothing short of a national icon. But over the years, despite constant success, he has hardly received the recognition which he so richly deserves.
India is a country where the sport of cricket takes all the limelight and very often, other sporting achievements are often lost in the shuffle. It has been a similar story with Pankaj Advani. The Indian icon has now taken to his Facebook account after another brilliant triumph of his to take a thinly veiled dig at Indian cricketers.
Here is what Advani had to say on his Facebook account:
Advani vented out his frustration after India won Asian snooker championship. Frustration was seeping out from his post for a lack of recognition for other sports in the nation. He claimed that the team are not celebrities or demigods as cricketers in the country often are. But that does not diminish his achievement one bit.
With the laurels he has won for the nation, it is high time that Pankaj Advani started to get more recognition for his distinguished achievements. In the meantime, he will continue to be the silent hero of Indian sports, flying the Indian flag high at various sporting events across the globe.