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‘The win is a redemption for me,’ says the new world billiards champion Sourav Kothari

Sourav tells us about his World Billiards Championship journey — from almost losing his cue to winning the crown
Sourav Kothari
Sourav Kothari
Sourav Kothari

Saionee Chakraborty   |   Published 02.12.18, 03:35 PM

He almost lost his cue on the way to the 2018 World Billiards Championship in Leeds, but when we met Sourav Kothari he looked a “happy mess”. With his first World Billiards Championship trophy adorning his BL Saha Road residence, 28 years after his father Manoj Kothari had won it, the 34-year-old is savouring every moment of the win. “I’d have been gutted had this been my third world final loss in three successive years. It’s back-breaking. So, this is a huge monkey off my back,” said Sourav, in a chat with t2.

He almost lost his cue on the way to the 2018 World Billiards Championship in Leeds, but when we met Sourav Kothari he looked a “happy mess”. With his first World Billiards Championship trophy adorning his BL Saha Road residence, 28 years after his father Manoj Kothari had won it, the 34-year-old is savouring every moment of the win. “I’d have been gutted had this been my third world final loss in three successive years. It’s back-breaking. So, this is a huge monkey off my back,” said Sourav, in a chat with t2.

He almost lost his cue on the way to the 2018 World Billiards Championship in Leeds, but when we met Sourav Kothari he looked a “happy mess”. With his first World Billiards Championship trophy adorning his BL Saha Road residence, 28 years after his father Manoj Kothari had won it, the 34-year-old is savouring every moment of the win. “I’d have been gutted had this been my third world final loss in three successive years. It’s back-breaking. So, this is a huge monkey off my back,” said Sourav, in a chat with t2.

He almost lost his cue on the way to the 2018 World Billiards Championship in Leeds, but when we met Sourav Kothari he looked a “happy mess”. With his first World Billiards Championship trophy adorning his BL Saha Road residence, 28 years after his father Manoj Kothari had won it, the 34-year-old is savouring every moment of the win. “I’d have been gutted had this been my third world final loss in three successive years. It’s back-breaking. So, this is a huge monkey off my back,” said Sourav, in a chat with t2.

He almost lost his cue on the way to the 2018 World Billiards Championship in Leeds, but when we met Sourav Kothari he looked a “happy mess”. With his first World Billiards Championship trophy adorning his BL Saha Road residence, 28 years after his father Manoj Kothari had won it, the 34-year-old is savouring every moment of the win. “I’d have been gutted had this been my third world final loss in three successive years. It’s back-breaking. So, this is a huge monkey off my back,” said Sourav, in a chat with t2.



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