Chinese Player Produces The Most Bizarre Shot Of All Time During Scottish Open Final
Neil Robertson might have won the Scottish Open Final after a thrilling comeback on Sunday evening, but Chinese player Cao Yupeng's audacious shot during the match has got everyone talking.
Snooker legend Dennis Taylor said that in 60 years of playing Snooker, he had never seen a shot played like the one Yupeng made and we have to agree.
In 60 years of playing Snooker, I have never seen a shot played like the one Cao Yupeng played on @Eurosport_In the Scottish Open Final.
- Dennis Taylor (@dennistaylor147) December 17, 2017
Robertson, who lifted his first ranking title since 2016, came back from 8-4 down to win 9-8 in a brilliant end-to-end finale as both players produced genius on several occasions.
But Is this shot genius? We just can't decide what the hell it is, but fair play to Cao Yupeng for trying it.
"That's a first"
Certainly unorthodox from Cao Yupeng! @Eurosport_UK #ScottishOpen pic.twitter.com/WnTawmpmwZ
- World Snooker (@WorldSnooker1) December 17, 2017
Yupeng held the cue by its tip, touching the cue ball ever so slightly to produce the strangest safety shot of all time. But it wasn't enough for the Chinese player, who impressed throughout the tournament.
Is this illegal? Here's how the rest of social media reacted to this outrageous piece of play:
See you later, innovator.
- Nick (@nick_wolves82) December 17, 2017
Authorities will b looking at the rules after that 1 Ul no c that again..never a snooker shot in its life
- Jp Kenna (@JpKennajp) December 17, 2017
@janverhaas are you allowed to leave the but of the cue on the table and do this? Wouldnt that be a push shot as the tip would be pushing the ball not striking??
- OscarDaCat (@OscarTheRetard) December 17, 2017
Can't see why it would be an illegal shot? Both feet on the ground, only difference is he used one hand instead of two?
- Jon (@JonJlydiatt) December 17, 2017
- John Colclough (@jtccolclough) December 17, 2017
Agree.. it was truly an amazing shot.. Leo Scullion was intrigued also.... wonder what he thought about it...
- Niall Kelly (@niall1405) December 17, 2017
Actually quite brilliant. That would've been impossible to play with the rat or his opposite hand
- Niels van Adrichem (@Npmva) December 17, 2017
Is that the most bizarre Snooker shot you've ever seen? Or have you got another contender?
Let us know your thoughts.
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