Ronnie O’Sullivan tells snooker star to ‘discover one thing else to do’

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan was on punditry responsibility on the Welsh Open on Monday
  • He slammed the efficiency of certainly one of his fellow professionals on the occasion
  • He accused the participant of not having an excellent approach or a ‘snooker mind’ 

Snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan advised certainly one of his fellow professionals to ‘discover one thing else to do’ as he slammed his efficiency in his 4-2 defeat towards Mark Williams on the Welsh Open on Monday.

Having skipped the occasion because of ‘stage fright introduced on by nervousness’, O’Sullivan was nonetheless available to supply his views as a pundit for Eurosport.

And he refused to tug any punches after Williams – one other member of the well-known ‘Class of 92’ – capitalised on a vital miss when the match was finely poised at 2-2, earlier than happening to wrap up victory.

Assessing the place Williams’ opponent John Astley went mistaken, O’Sullivan stated: ‘If I’ve obtained an opportunity, I feel I ought to win the sport. If I’m out of place I’m taking it on as a result of I simply can’t settle for that I’m not going to win the body so it is arduous to refuse balls typically. I’d most likely attempt to screw that in, pinch it in a bit and a minimum of should you miss it the purple goes away. 

‘But to play it like that, he is not even on the black… unhealthy shot. He ain’t obtained a snooker mind actually, that is what it’s. You’ve obtained to have a snooker mind.

Ronnie O'Sullivan laid into John Astley after his performance on Monday against Mark Williams

Ronnie O’Sullivan laid into John Astley after his efficiency on Monday towards Mark Williams

Astley missed a crucial shot at 2-2 and went on to lose 4-2 at the Welsh Open

Astley missed a vital shot at 2-2 and went on to lose 4-2 on the Welsh Open

Williams capitalised on Astley's error to progress to the next round of the tournament

Williams capitalised on Astley’s error to progress to the subsequent spherical of the event

‘Some persons are good at maths, some persons are good at English, some folks simply have a snooker mind and a few folks simply do not play the correct shot they usually’ll by no means play the correct shot as a result of their mind does not suppose like a snooker participant.

‘There are some high 5 gamers, I will not point out any names, that I do not suppose have a snooker mind however they’ve such good approach that they will get away with it. He has neither. He does not have an excellent approach and he does not actually have a snooker mind.

‘He’s simply going to make 30s, 40s, miss balls and by no means do something actually. It’s unlucky, however you have to have one of many two. You’ve obtained to have good approach or a snooker mind and should you’ve obtained neither then perhaps it is time to discover one thing else to do.’

Astley, 35, first turned skilled in 2013 however has by no means certified for the World Championship, and his finest end on the UK Championship is dropping out within the second spherical.

O’Sullivan has been outspoken all through his three a long time on the high of the game, and have become embroiled in a bitter confrontation with Ali Carter after beating him to win his eighth Masters final month.

O'Sullivan also lashed out at Ali Carter after beating him in last month's Masters final

O’Sullivan additionally lashed out at Ali Carter after beating him in final month’s Masters remaining

Carter claimed O’Sullivan ‘snotted on the ground’ through the remaining, resulting in a livid response from the Rocket as he labelled his fellow Brit a ‘f****** nightmare’ and advised him to ‘kind your f****** life out’.

That feud didn’t have an effect on his type as O’Sullivan went on to beat Judd Trump to win the World Grand Prix the next week, however he has pulled out of a number of tournaments since.

Having determined to take a while away from the desk, O’Sullivan seems to be gearing up for a shot at a document eighth world title in May, which might put him one away from Stephen Hendry.

It can also be the possibility for him to finish the Triple Crown of successful the UK Championship, Masters and World Championship multi function season for the primary time in his illustrious profession.