Ronnie O’Sullivan says he’s a ‘fat Maradona’ after making World Snooker Championship semis


first_imgLast Updated: 12th August, 2020 17:41 IST Ronnie O’Sullivan Says He’s A ‘fat Maradona’ After Making World Snooker Championship Semis Snooker superstar Ronnie O’Sullivan called himself a ‘fat Maradona’ after booking a spot in the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship on Tuesday. First Published: 12th August, 2020 17:41 IST ALSO READ: Maradona’s Son Calls Father ‘God Of Football’, Says Even Messi Can’t Be Compared To HimRonnie O’Sullivan interview: Snooker star compares himself to Diego MaradonaIn an interview after his win over Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan compared himself to a ‘fat Maradona’. The 44-year old explained it was only his natural skill – similar to the one possessed by the World Cup-winning footballer – that is keeping him in the hunt for his sixth world title. He was quoted as saying, “I’m a bit like fat Maradona. He’s big and fat but if you give him a football, he’s unbelievably good.” SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img Written By 1 month ago ‘Not a good idea’ – UK Gov virus advisor on sports fans returning to grounds Snooker superstar Ronnie O’Sullivan survived a major scare on Tuesday as he fought back from 7-2 down to defeat Mark Williams 13-10 in the quarter-finals of the World Snooker Championship. However, the five-time world champion was far from pleased with his performance despite making it to the next round of the tournament. In an interview after his win against Williams, Ronnie O’Sullivan went on to compare himself to football legend Diego Maradona and claimed that he’s similar to a ‘fat Maradona’. ALSO READ: Ronaldinho Looks To Come Out Of Retirement, Play Under Diego Maradona At Gimnasia: ReportWorld Snooker Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan beats Mark Williams to enter semisRonnie O’Sullivan was on the brink of elimination from the World Snooker Championship in the quarter-finals after three-time world champion Mark Williams led by five frames. However, in a remarkable comeback, O’Sullivan fired five centuries as he went on to win 13-10 and book a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament. O’Sullivan will now face Mark Selby in the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship but the Englishman revealed that he was far from pleased with his display against Williams and deemed his below-par performance ’embarrassing’. FOLLOW US ALSO READ: Did Maradona Endure More Brutality On The Field Than Messi, Ronaldo? This Video Is ProofRonnie O’Sullivan then added that although he may be talented, he’s not fit enough to play with the guys that are as talented as himself. “In snooker, you have the long game, the safety and the cue action as well but you also need the reliability”, explained O’Sullivan. The Englishman then concluded by saying that he cannot win the tournament being “either good or rubbish” but needed to be a bit more steady in his game. ALSO READ: Diego Maradona Releases Bizarre Video; Denies Claims Of Being Held Hostage: WatchRonnie O’Sullivan stats: Semi-final vs Mark Selby in storeMark Selby made it to the semi-finals of the World Snooker Championship following a comfortable 13-7 victory over Neil Robertson. Selby defeated O’Sullivan in the 2014 World Snooker Championship to win his first title. The pair have eight World Snooker Championships between them. Image Credits – Ronnie O’Sullivan Instagram / AP Arnold Dsouza last_img

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