It was recently reported from Karachi that the Pakistani cueist, Hamza Akbar, has managed to reach the semi-final stage of the 15th Asian U21 Snooker Championship after he was able to beat Thailand’s Sittichan Chiewchan with a score of 5-1. The quarter-final took place in Mohali, India.
As soon as the match started, the first two frames were extremely close affairs. However, Akbar kept his cool and was able to take a 2-0 lead over his opponent. This shattered the confidence of the Thailand U21 player and it became the foundation of Akbar’s victory.
Chiewchan, who was actually playing good for the first two frames, had absolutely no change to make a comeback and soon Akbar was able to stretch his victory to 4-0.
With Akbar eyeing a victory, Chiewchan was able to pull one back and was trailing by 3 with the score being 4-1. However, Akbar was able to ensure victory as he won the next game and took the score-line to 5-1.
The Pakistani team manager, Naveed Kapadia, spoke to the press and said, “Akbar played really well in the quarter-final with a killer instinct. He did not lose focus throughout the match which is a good sign since the crucial matches of the tournament are approaching now.”