Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan adopted an Australian accent after reaching the quarter-finals of the Gamers Championship.
The 43-year-historical Englishman pretended to be from down under after he downed Barry Hawkins 6-4 in Preston.
“Or not it’s all graceful. I will deserve to had been an impersonator,” O’Sullivan told BBC Lancashire Sport.
The sector number three started with a gap-body damage of 106, the 995th century of his profession.
“I dip in with a little Cockney, a little Australian and a little Scouse, you perceive what I mean mate?” he said after the victory.
When requested if there became as soon as any inform motive why he became as soon as attempting to chat be pleased an Australian, the 5-time world champion from Essex said: “No mate, I graceful feel completely stoop.
“Even as you occur to talk Aussie, the Aussies are graceful winners mate, you perceive? You’ve got got purchased to be pleased a winner.
“Us English, we esteem a loser, so I conception I’m bored stiff of being a loser, I will direct be pleased a winner, be pleased the Aussies. Fetch the Ashes obtained, mate.”
O’Sullivan, who will play Mark Selby or John Higgins next, led 3-0 and 5-2 sooner than Hawkins made a combat of it.
“It became as soon as a in actuality not easy match and he made me work laborious for it.
“I’m graceful so jubilant to win thru within the smash. It became as soon as a not easy match in opposition to a not easy opponent.”