India win Asian snooker team silver
India managed to win a silver medal in the Asian Snooker team championship in Abu Dhabi after they lost to Iran 2-3 yesterday.
Mehta, India’s lone professional snooker player, gave the country a good start after he beat Iran’s Amir Sarkosh 65-53 in the opening game, according to information provided by the team coach Derek Sippy.
Thereafter, Advani, recently crowned the continent’s 6-Red champion, lost to Soheil Vahedi 7-54. Amir and Soheil then joined hands to trounce the Indian pair of Advani and Mehta 1-77.
Pankaj then came back to win against Amir 69-64 to make it 2-2. In the do-or-die clash, Aditya lost to Soheil 40-74. In the semi-finals, India thrashed Pakistan 3-0.