Pakistan’s teenage snooker players won their respective matches to qualify for the pre-quarters in the IBSF U16 World Snooker Championship, underway in Russia.
14-years-old Hamza Ilyas beat his Indian rival Shreyansh Deshlahara by 3-2 to advance to the next stage of the tournament.
Hamza was beaten by the Indian player in the first set by 19-82 which put a bit pressure on the youngster but he bounced back in the second set and outclassed Shreyansh by 55-43.
Indian counterpart won the next set by 55-51 but then young Hamza clinched two last sets by the scores of 57-45 and 64-7 respectively.
Meanwhile, 16-years-old Mohammad Umar defeated Russia’s Aleksandr Torchinskii by 3-0 (63-22, 74-19, 19-14).
Both youngsters exhibited a strong show on the table and outclassed their rivals to mark their victory.
“I am honored to have clinched the match against India. It is a great honor for me that I am representing Pakistan in this tournament. Now, I will play in pre-quarters and try to win it for my country,” Hamza said after achieving a victory against Indian rival.