Ronnie O’Sullivan has already reversed his course on a threat he made when he was just eighteen.

Thirty years have passed since Ronnie O’Sullivan originally declared he would give up professional snooker, but he still produces the best form of his life. The ‘Rocket,’ who had previously added the UK Championship and Masters titles to his record Triple Crown collection this season, defeated Judd Trump to win the World Grab Despite this, the 48-year-old keeps complaining about his performance and frequently suggests he’s about to hang up the whistle. He openly questioned how long he would be able to continue after his most recent victory in Leicester, saying he was no longer enjoying his snooker.nd Prix last Sunday.

However, O’Sullivan’s retirement suggestion has long been met with skepticism from commentators and fans alike. When he first declared his intention to retire after losing to Ken Doherty in the 1994 UK Championship, he was only eighteen years old and had only been in the professional ranks for two years.


At the time, his remarks were seen as a hasty response from a young person who had not yet experienced the highs and lows of professional sports. However, after around eighteen years and countless more threats of retirement, it appeared that the Englishman had finally fulfilled his stated plan to step down in 2012.


His announcement that he would be taking a year off from competition caused supporters to worry that he might not play again. Ironically, O’Sullivan began his leave of absence by tending to pigs, but his vacation was short-lived.


He acknowledged that by January of the next year, he was pining for the game and had attended the Masters to witness a match between two of his competitors, Graeme Dott and Mark Selby. He returned to action a few weeks later, just in time to defend his World Championship title at the Crucible.


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