WATCH: Ahsan Ramzan bursts into tears after meeting Wahab Riaz

U21 Asian Snooker Champion was jailed recently

By Web Desk
August 05, 2023
Ahsan Ramzan met Wahab Riaz on Friday — Screengrab

Pakistan’s national hero Ahsan Ramzan met the Punjab Sports Advisor Wahab Riaz on Friday (August 4) and burst into tears as the 17-year-old could not hold his emotions when he was embraced by Riaz.

On Wednesday (August 2), Ramzan was detained by Lahore Police. Riaz took notice of this unacceptable behaviour by the police and paid a visit to the 17-year-old to show him support.

Wahab then condemned the police incident and stated that an inquiry committee has been constituted that will investigate the entire police incident and present its report.

Ramzan, who recently won Under-21 Asian Snooker Championship, was accused of training, for upcoming events, at his club late at night.

According to Lahore Police, clubs can't stay open beyond 10pm in the city.

"They didn't care when I told them that I'm a snooker champion. I didn't know that I would be humiliated like this in my own country," a dejected Ramzan said.

"I was also verbally abused by the police officials," he added.

The 17-year-old was released, with the help of a friend, after spending around 20 minutes in jail.

In June this year, Ramzan won the Asian U21 Snooker Championship in Iran.

Ahsan defeated Iran's Malad Pourali by five-two in the final.

The young Pakistani cueist looked favourite from the start as he took the lead of 4-0 by winning the first four frames convincingly.

Despite a very strong comeback by the Irani as he won the fifth and sixth frames, Ramzan did not lose his grip on the game and finished the game by winning the seventh frame and claiming the title.

He won the match with frame scores of 48-46, 70-5, 61-6, 62-29, 30-71, 55-67, 101-27.

It must be noted that before Ahsan, three Pakistanis, Farhan Mirza, Majid Ali, and Haris Tahir, on four occasions played in the final of the Asian U21 championship, but none could win the title.

Ramzan also won the IBSF World Snooker Championship title in 2022.