Ronnie O’Sullivan has hinted on Twitter that he could deliberately miss out on becoming the first ever player to make 1,000 career century breaks.
The five-times world champion and current world number three revealed on social media that he may decide to leave the record hanging at 999 century breaks because it “sounds better”.
However missing out on the record could prove to be rather difficult for The Rocket as he is the current leading career century break holder with 948 centuries to date. You can see the record here provided by @snookerinfo147.
He is just 52 more century breaks shy of the illusive four-figure mark with every chance he could reach the milestone – or the 999 figure as he has stated – at some point within the next twelve months.
Should he get to 999 within that time frame, it would mean the 42-year-old would then have to miss out on making centuries for the remainder of his playing career. It is not yet clear how long O’Sullivan wishes to continue playing top level snooker for.
O’Sullivan, who is set to make his competitive return to snooker in next week’s Shanghai Masters – a trophy he won last season, made his comments when responding to a tweet from David Laslett who said he was looking forward to the day when the legend reaches the landmark record.
But O’Sullivan replied: “Gonna quit making 100s on 999 sounds better then (than) 1000.”
O’Sullivan is set to make his first appearance of the season with his last major competitive match being his World Championship second round defeat to Ali Carter in April – a match which centered on a controversial shoulder barging incident
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