Watch as snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan puts on bizarre Australian accent during post-match interviews

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN bizarrely put on an Australian accent in his post-match interviews after beating Barry Hawkins in the Coral Players Championship last night.

The snooker star won 6-4 at the Guild Hall in Preston to set up a last-eight clash against either Mark Selby or John Higgins.

 Ronnie O'Sullivan looked to be in a good mood as he put on an Australian accent

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Ronnie O'Sullivan looked to be in a good mood as he put on an Australian accent

In this case, words spoke louder than actions as Essex lad O'Sullivan pretended to be from Down Under.

With a big grin on his face, he told BBC Lancashire Sport: "I dip in with a bit of Cockney, a bit of Australian and a bit of Scouse, you know what I mean mate? It's all good. I should have been an impersonator."

When asked by a bamboozled reporter whether there was a reason he was trying to impersonate an Australian, world No3 O'Sullivan replied: "No mate, I just feel totally positive.

"When you talk Aussie, the Aussies are just winners mate, you know? You've got to love a winner.

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"Us English, we love a loser, so I thought I'm fed up of being a loser, I'm going to talk like a winner, like the Aussies. Get the Ashes won mate."

Defending champion O'Sullivan had to withstand a tough Hawkins fightback after leading 3-0 and 5-2.

The five-time winner added, in Australian: "It was a very tough match and he made me work hard for it.

"I'm just so pleased to get through in the end. It was a tough match against a tough opponent."

 

Grandad O'Sullivan, 42, in September revealed plans to live with Buddhist monks in Thailand for three months.

In December the outspoken star celebrated his record UK Championship title by drenching himself with a bottle of water.

O'Sullivan's weird impression draws parallels to Joey Barton's dodgy French-English accent while at Marseille in 2012.

And who could possibly forget Steve McClaren speaking in Dutch?

RONNIE O'SULLIVAN bizarrely put on an Australian accent in his post-match interviews after beating Barry Hawkins in the Coral Players Championship last night.