Naseem Akhtar becomes first Pakistani cueist to win junior title

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BEIJING: Naseem Akhtar has won the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF) Under-18 Snooker World Championship after beating China’s Peifan Lei in Beijing on Tuesday.
Akhtar won five frames against Lei’s three in the Best of 9 Frames game although the Chinese cueist had taken an early 3-1 lead in the game.
Expressing pleasure at his big win, Akhtar thanked the Snooker Association for their support and Pakistani people for their prayers in a video message.
Akhtar, who hails from Sahiwal, is the first Pakistani cueist to win a junior title. He earlier triumphed 4-0 against Israel’s Amir Nardeia to reach the finals.

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