- O’Sullivan beat Ding Junhui 10-7 in final of the UK Championship on Sunday
- The latest win was the 47-year-old’s 40th ranking title in his illustrious career
- The snooker legend revealed his unique method of celebrating the triumph
Ronnie O’Sullivan made one snooker fan’s day when he was spotted at a bus stop in York just before claiming his record-extending eighth UK Championship on Sunday.
The 47-year-old became the oldest winner of the tournament, 30 years after he was crowned its youngest victor at the tender age of 17 in 1993.
O’Sullivan came through the contest against Ding Junhui 10-7 which also earned him his 22th Triple Crown triumph and a 40th ranking title – albeit his first since claiming his seventh World Championship at the Crucible 19 months ago.
But despite existing in an exalted position among the greats of his sport, O’Sullivan has remained a relatively ordinary man.
So much so that ahead of the final – where he would go on to land a whopping £250,000 purse – he was seen catching a bus in York.
Ronnie O’Sullivan was spotted by a fan while waiting for a bus in York before the final of the UK Championship on Sunday
The 47-year-old humored the fan, joining him in the video that was uploaded on social media
O’Sullivan went on to claim a record-extending eighth UK Championship after a 10-7 victory
One fan couldn’t help but share his excitement at seeing the snooker legend as he put him arm around him and claimed he was ‘looking out for him’.
‘Look who I’ve got here! My Ronnie O’Sullivan, the star man.’ The fan said in a video that was uploaded to TikTok.
‘My blessed boy, the world legend of snooker champion. I’ve got him right here mate. Oh my god, I can’t believe I met you, you know. I was looking out for you. Bless you!’
Following his latest triumph, O’Sullivan revealed that he would be celebrating his achievement by tucking into a ‘couple of snickers’ after admitting that he gets more of a buzz from ‘going for a run in the morning or having porridge for breakfast’ with his mate.
‘Just a couple of Snickers bars, a bag of crisps and a Diet Coke on the motorway on the way home.’ He said on Sunday. That’s one of my favourite things to do after a few days away on the road.
‘I just dive into a double Snickers, a bag of cheese and onion, and a Diet Coke. Amazing. It hits the spot perfect.’