Ronnie O’Sullivan has indicated a possible move to retire from snooker for good after tweets from the 5 time World Champion.
It’s no secret that Ronnie O’Sullivan has had a turbulent snooker career over the past 3 decades. He has had his trouble both professionally and personally over the span of his career in snooker.
He has threatened to quit snooker on numerous occasions over the years, most famously in 2012 when he quit, only to return in 2013 to win the World Championships for a fifth time.
Since then O’Sullivan has been much more tame on the baize and has gone on to win multiple ranking titles. He has also took up working for Eurosport in the past couple of years as a pundit, who predicts matches and interviews players.
O’Sullivan is now seen regularly on the panel for Eurosport alongside Jimmy White, Neil Foulds and Joe Johnson. In multiple interviews, he admits to loving the punditry on Eurosport but has not hinted to quitting snooker for the punditry until today.
On Twitter today, O’Sullivan said “I’m Loving being a pundit. It’s better than playing.
” Seriously it’s the best job in snooker. 128 players is a nightmare – any other jobs going about?
“On my tombstone they won’t say he should have played on a lot longer at snooker. Well i hope it doesn’t haha.”
He went on to say ” Everything is in gods will.
” I hope he makes me win tonight.
” God is king he lives in us all.. Seek and you shall receive .. Please give me a 29th ranking event this week .. Pleeaassee.
“God has told me I should not play snooker no more.. But i’ve put that on the back burner for now.”
Peculiar messages from the Rocket on Twitter today.
The new format that World Snooker rolled out a couple of seasons ago where all 128 players had to qualify for events annoyed a lot of a top professionals.
The 40 year old has hinted, quit and returned before, but working with Eurosport alongside Jimmy White might be the place that Ronnie finds himself most happy within the sport.
O’Sullivan has complained on numerous occasions about the pressure associated with being the front-man of snooker saying “it’s too much pressure. I can’t always play well.”
As a player who has won everything the game has to offer, Ronnie O’Sullivan is one of the most successful snooker players of all time.
Could we be seeing the end of Ronnie playing and instead see him as Ronnie the pundit?