On Thursday in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan’s snooker prodigy Ahsan Ramzan defeated India’s Shanm Alwin 3-0 in the World Under-21 Snooker Championship.
Ahsan won with scores of 17-82, 18-82, and 0-125 after a break of 100 in the third frame.
Ahsan, 17, won two of the three group matches he played. In the first match, he overcame the Egyptian player. In the second round, though, he was defeated by Tirdad Azadipur of Iran.
Earlier on Wednesday (July 12), Pakistan’s Hamza Ilyas defeated Iraq’s Umar al-Fahdal and India’s 12-year-old Aravuu Sancheti 1-3 in the World Under-21 Snooker Championship. Despite dropping the first set on tie ball, the 17-year-old came back to defeat his Indian opponent in three sets.
It should be remembered that Ramzan won the Asian Under-21 Snooker Championship in Iran in June, defeating Iran’s Malad Pourali 5-2 in the final.
Ahsan, who was born in 2005, appeared to be the favorite from the outset, winning the first four frames decisively to take a 4-0 lead.
Despite a great comeback by Irani, who won the fifth and sixth frames, Ramzan maintained his grip on the game, winning the seventh frame and claiming the title.
He won the match with scores of 48-46, 70-5, 61-6, 62-29, 30-71, 55-67, and 101-27 in frames.
It is worth noting that the young snooker sensation Ahsan impressed the world with his precision in the IBSF Snooker World Championship 2022 final, orchestrating an incredible comeback from 4-2 down to eventually triumph 6-5 and becoming the second-youngest cueist to seize the prestigious title.
Furthermore, Ahsan is only the third Pakistani snooker player to win the international amateur world title, following Muhammad Yousaf in 1994.
Ahsan has already won the national U17, U18, and U19 titles, as well as finishing runner-up in the U21 competition.