CHANDIGARH: Town-based Ranveer Duggal, 15, has helped his nation win a bronze within the International Snooker and Billiards U-16 Championship held in Tyumen, Russia, from August 16 to 24, 4 years after the person who instilled a love for the sport in him, coached him and guided him thru his highs and lows gave up the ghost – his father.

“It was once an emotional second for me. This medal is for him. In truth, my love for cue sports activities was once a present from my overdue father, who was once a national-level champion,” Ranveer advised TOI after his heroics in Russia. Ranveer was once simply 11 when misplaced his father to a fungal an infection in 2015.

“I in reality leave out him; he was once my hero and my inspiration. I grew up short of to change into a best cueist like him. He sought after to look me change into probably the most best possible in India. I will be able to attempt to make his dream come true. Ahead of that, I sought after to win this match for him,” stated the Magnificence V scholar of St Stephen’s College, Sector 45.

Ranveer is now an ordinary function within the Indian junior crew. This was once his fourth look on the international championship. In 2017, he was once within the best 8 of the sector in his class.

Ranveer were given a big spice up when Geet Sethi, the rustic’s best cueist, discussed him as the way forward for the Indian cue sports activities all the way through the 18th Asian Billiards, the 20th U-21 Asian Snooker Championship and the third Women Asian Snooker Championship not too long ago. For Ranveer, the sport is 24×7 on his thoughts.

“My grandfather says there are six million photographs within the sport of pool and it’s unattainable for a trainer to show they all. So, it’s vital to spend a excellent period of time at the pool desk. I don’t thoughts even having my foods along side the desk,” Ranveer stated.

Ranveer, who’s now coached by way of his grandfather Rakesh Duggal, picked up cue sports activities on the age of four despite the fact that his fingers weren’t lengthy sufficient to make use of the stick at the desk.

Ranveer accomplished the feat of changing into the youngest participant on the age of six to play within the nationwide pool championship in Ludhiana in 2011 sooner than being the youngest participant to play in 6-red nationwide snooker championship in Chandigarh the similar 12 months. The teen become the junior and sub-junior champion in Chandigarh State Snooker Championship in 2015 sooner than changing into the Chandigarh state champion within the U-18 and U-21 snooker class remaining 12 months. This 12 months Ranveer misplaced within the semifinals within the U-18 snooker nationals at Pune.

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