Update: Japanese pool player defeated; gives another classic interview

Update 2.30pm: Naoyuki Oi may be heading home from the World Pool Masters but he has left us with some great memories.

After going viral with the post-match interview that followed his first-round win, Naoyuki was defeated in the tournament quarter-final.

But he is most definitely down but not out, producing another stellar performance in his interview moments after the loss

The tournament is poorer without you, Oi.

Earlier: Japanese pool player Naoyuki Oi gave a post-match reaction interviews for the ages after his first round win in the World Pool Masters.

The event is being shown live on Sky Sports and after the match reporter Tony Wrighton approached Naoyuki for an interview.

What follows was one of the funniest minutes of television we’ve seen in quite some time.

"Today very lucky, congratulations meeeeee!"

Video from SportingMoments.

Naoyuki makes clear early in the interview that he only speaks limited English so it’s no surprise that he didn’t have an answer for Wrighton’s long and complicated question about a particular shot.

But what a way to improvise an answer.

We hope to see more of Naoyuki in the future.


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