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Muhammad Asif IBSF World Snooker Champion

Top cueist Muhammad Asif became only the second Pakistani ever to win the IBSF World Snooker Championship title on Sunday when he edged out Gary Wilson of England by 10-8 in the title match played in Bulgarian city of Sofia. Muhammad Asif has won for the nation the great honor, again, 18 years after the legend Muhammad Yousaf had done the same in 1994. In 2003, another Pakistani Saleh Mohammad made it into the final of the World Snooker Champions but was outplayed by the top Indian cueist Pankaj Advani.

Pakistani cueist Muhammad Asif won the IBSF World Snooker Championship final, beating his opponent, the Englishman Gary Wilson. Asif maintained a strong advantage against Wilson, be up 6-3 at the break. Asif had already sailed in the IBSF World Snooker Championship final, crushing Alex Borg Malta, seven frames one and secured a place in the final.

He reached the semifinals after beating Syria 6-2. The cueist Pakistan had triumphed against Australia Vinnie Calabrese 5-0 in their last 32 matches played Friday in Sofia, Bulgaria. Asif has shown great confidence as he beat Calabrese 63-40, 115-14, 69-65, 67-55 and 67-15. Asif remained unbeaten in the tournament.

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