Youngster to turn into first Pakistani to feature in World Professional Snooker Championship
KARACHI: Hamza Akbar will grow to be the primary Pakistani cueist to take part within the World Skilled Snooker Championship when he takes on Wales’ Jamie Jones within the qualifying spherical at present.
The 22-year-old has been enjoying within the skilled circuit for a couple of months now however this is able to be the most important problem he has needed to face and Akbar is eager to make his presence felt.
“It looks like a dream come true to have the ability to take part within the Skilled World Snooker Championship,” Akbar advised The Categorical Tribune. “As a child you simply need to play the sport however then with time the dream modified. I needed to play within the skilled circuit; l achieved that. Now I’m on the verge of turning into the primary Pakistani to play on the world championships. It’s a proud second.”
Whereas the feat is commendable, it hasn’t been a simple experience for the teenager as he has constantly struggled financially after not getting a lot help from the Pakistan Sports activities Board (PSB) and even missed three tournaments on the circuit due to visa points.
Nevertheless, these troubles are prior to now now and Akbar is trying to make the nation proud together with his performances on the planet occasion.
“I’m very completely satisfied as a result of it isn’t solely an enormous event for me however it’s an enormous stage for Pakistan too. I want the prayers of all my followers and people who have backed me,” he added. “I want to take up this chance to thank my division NBP and the Pakistan Billiards and Snooker Affiliation.”
The Faisalabad-based participant stated that he’ll give his all to make sure he goes by way of the primary spherical and can attempt to vie for the honours. “It’s necessary to dream massive after which work exhausting to realize them,” stated Akbar. “I’m doing the identical and hopefully I might be capable of do one thing vital after getting this huge alternative in my profession.”
Revealed in The Categorical Tribune, April 6th, 2016.