Sheffield news 'Everyone calm down' - O'Sullivan allays retirement talk ahead of Snooker Worlds PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Rocket gave a bizarre press conference on Tuesday afternoon during which many fans thought he was about to announce he was hanging up his cue
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Snooker legend Ronnie O'Sullivan has allayed fans' fears over talk of retirement. Speculation was rife that the six-time world champion was about to hang up his cue, after a series of cryptic messages posted on social media. A virtual press conference was held earlier this afternoon on O'Sullivan's social channels. Many were expecting the 45-year-old to announce his plans to wind down, given the historical pictures posted prior to the briefing. Instead, O'Sullivan announced that he wasn't calling it a day at all - it was all to promote a new partnership with the aptly-named brand Rokit. In a bizarre opening to the video, O'Sullivan said: "I'm taking retirement from my name. It's not Ronnie O'Sullivan, it's Ronnie 'the Rocket' O'Sullivan. Read More Related Articles Stephen Hendry rewinds the clock to beat Jimmy White in race for World Snooker Championship spot Read More Related Articles Fans allowed in at World Snooker Championship as Sheffield begins Crucible countdown "I'm not retiring from snooker so everyone can calm down. Chill out, take it easy. "I'm still here, potting some balls - Oasis-style.
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..." Many fans regard O'Sullivan as the greatest player to ever pick up a cue and will naturally be pleased that the speculation proved to be hogwash. This year's World Championships begin on April 17, concluding on Bank Holiday Monday, May 3.
The World Snooker Championships return to Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this month.
'The Rocket' will be aiming to defend his crown as he looks to draw level on seven titles with Stephen Hendry. Incidentally, veteran Hendry is on course to qualify for this year's Crucible showpiece after coming out of retirement. He overcame old foe and O'Sullivan's hero Jimmy White in the first round qualifier on Easter Monday but remains three wins away from a return to the tournament proper.
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