Billiard player Anuj Uppal visits the city
National snooker player Anuj Uppal was in town recently to inaugurate a garment store at a mall on the city outskirts. The snooker and billiards The player, who had represented India in the 8Ball Pool Asian Championship in 2002, was impressed by the beauty of the temple city. It was his first visit to Bhubaneswar. He praised the city for its green landscape, little traffic and calm and hospitable people.
“I have visited several places in the country and abroad. But this city is very calm and beautiful. I also tried the food here and it was great. I would love to go back, said the player, who started playing seriously in 2000 and has been actively participating in tournaments.
Speaking about the sport, he said it is mainly limited to meters and not very popular like other sports. “This sport needs to be broadcast live like other sports. Earlier Cricket It was only popular, but slowly, other sports are gaining popularity due to the wide media coverage. Despite legends like Geet Sethi and Pankah Advani ruling on the world stage, this game has not reached the masses. With the support of the government and the proactive steps of sports administrators, it can reach more people and create more players, Uppal said, while emphasizing the need for adequate infrastructure in places like Odisha.