Part of the success of Ronnie O’Sullivan, today one of the best snooker players in the world, is related to the sponsorship that BetCris, the betting and casino company has given him. This follows from an interview granted to the CalvinAyre.com website.
Asked about his recent triumph at the Shanghai Masters, O’Sullivan expressed his pride in this new victory. “I love the Shanghai Masters, it’s a great city, that’s my favorite tournament of the whole season. But it’s not easy, you know, pressure and stress, and that’s the part I don’t enjoy so much, that’s why I don’t play so many tournaments, because I just can’t get into them. ”
O’Sullivan feels real appreciation for his fans in China, because he feels they know how to appreciate his talent in the game for the right reasons.
He explains that
“a large number of athletes in the United Kingdom are not necessarily celebrated for their longevity, greatness or for being the best at what they do.”
“While when you look at someone like Steven Hendry or me, or someone like Lionel Messi, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Michael Schumacher, you look at their careers and leave, they have done so for a long period of sustainability, and that is what I think people call true greatness,” he adds.
The English player says he is convinced that “in China, they realize that much more and respect that side much more than they do in the west, while in the west, it doesn’t matter how you got there, even if you beat the homeless, you have there.”
He talks about his alliance with BetCris in very positive terms, because he says he has allowed him to devote himself entirely to the game until he becomes a better player. He said that in Bet Cris “They’ve allowed me to just go and play and focus on my snooker career.”
Revealed that when he started the sponsorship
“they said, we will support you in every victory you have, in every game you make, we will support you. And we feel like we’re on this journey together. And for me that was great because that allowed me to just go and be the best I could possibly be.”
This live legend of the snooker believes that he still has another 7 or 10 years of career as a player, and claims to be very eager to discover what awaits him.
“I need to probably look to get involved with something around sport, maybe a school of excellence.”
And he thinks that on the road he has to go,
“maybe something may appear, while I can build a business and a brand, and still be involved in it, but it doesn’t require all my time.”