An obviously disappointed Pankaj Advani felt that the lack of competitive play at the highest level in the past year since he gave up his pro ticket cost him his match with Scotland's Rhys Clark in the wild card round on Tuesday night in the Indian Open World ranking snooker tournament.
Reflecting on his 3-4 defeat to the 20-year-old Scot, who hopes to join the pro tour in the near future, Advani admitted that not playing in England since giving up his pro ticket a year ago did impact his game.
"Maybe, the fact that I haven't played in England since giving up my pro ticket a year ago impacted my game. I thought Clark played extremely well and showed good composure," said Advani. "I had my chances, but could not capitalise. He played better and won."