Seven times world champion Stephen Hendry has told thousands of his Twitter followers he is releasing a new autobiography later this year.
The Scotsman who is snooker’s most successful player in recent history was asked by a Twitter user if he was to release a new book this year – for which he replied ‘yes’.
Hendry, winner of 36 major ranking titles, did not give any further details about the book but it sure got several fans of his excited.
The snooker legend became the youngest professional snooker player in 1985 aged 16 and, in 1990, he was the youngest ever snooker World Champion, at the age of 21. He then won the World Championship six further times before retiring from the game five years ago.
No player has won the World Championship at Sheffield’s famous Crucible Theatre more times.
The book would be his first official autobiography and is likely to tell the story on how he became snooker’s dominant star of the 1990s. It is currently unknown when exactly the book will be released.
Snooker fans on Twitter were delighted with the news.
SandysideCraig tweeted: “Cannot wait. Stunning news, will read it from left hand side to right hand side, be queues to buy it, nap to be a best seller.”
And Steven Turnes asked: “When is it due out? Can’t wait to read it.”
At the end of last year, Hendry’s fellow BBC commentator John Virgo released his autobiography.