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Snooker legend Davis retires

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Sheffield, April 18: Six times world champion Steve Davis announced here on Sunday his retirement from competitive snooker 38 years after turning professiol. The 58-year-old played his match in a 4-0 defeat to Fergal O’Brien in the first qualifying round of the world championship last week. With a fitting send off from the Crucible crowd, Davis was introduced into the famous are one last time, just before the day’s afternoon session. He was given a long ovation as he waved goodbye. Davis will continue his role as an expert commentator and alyst for BBC Sport. In fact his playing career effectively ended at the end of the 2013/14 when he dropped off the main tour after a 36-year unbroken run, having turned pro in 1978. Handed a special invitation by World Snooker to play in selected events, he last won a match in the 2015 world qualifiers, beating Jamie Cope 10-9. IANS

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