Stephen Hendry simply couldn’t imagine he had been drawn towards his previous rival Jimmy White for his or her first spherical World Snooker Championship qualifier.
The seven-time world champion was left speechless when instructed who his opponent can be stay on ITV.
Hendry fashioned a superb rivalry with White in the course of the 1990s.
The 52-year-old prevailed in all 4 of the pair’s World Championship finals in a fiercely aggressive decade of snooker.
Scotland’s seven-time world champion retired in 2012, earlier than making his return earlier this month when he misplaced to Matthew Selt within the first spherical of the Gibraltar Open.
White has misplaced six World Championship finals and is at present ranked 83rd on the planet.
The pair’s first spherical tie would be the better of 11 frames, with the winner going through China’s Xu Si within the second spherical.
Talking concerning the draw, Hendry mentioned: “I can’t imagine it.
“All these finals and now we’re beginning off at all-time low taking part in one another within the very first spherical, it’s unbelievable.
“We now have been practising collectively however that can finish now.”