Nineteen years and three Covid-delayed months after he won his first World Snooker title, Ronnie O'Sullivan picked up his sixth at the Sheffield Crucible last night. Equalling the number of wins of his boyhood hero Steve Davis and his former coach Ray Reardon, he now sits just one behind Stephen Hendry in the all-time world title league table. And the way he played in the final afternoon of the tournament, building up an unassailable lead over the debutant Kyren Wilson, there is every chance he will soon be overtaking Hendry's haul.
Late on Friday night, with the world championship semi-final in the balance, Ronnie O'Sullivan looked like he was about to go off the reservation. He looked as if he was going to throw it all away in a fit of reckless abandon.
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