Footage Shows Amazing Moment After Failed Pool Shot
This is the amazing moment a pool player pulled off the ultimate trick shot–after his ball was potted by a spectator who kicked it into the pocket.
Phil Salt, 50, over hit the cue ball, which ricocheted off a cushion sending it flying into the air.
The ball hurtled towards Phil’s pal Shaun Baker, 35, who was watching the game, and he instinctively volleyed the ball with his left foot.
Footage from the pub’s security cameras captured the moment when the ball landed back on the table, hit a ball and rolled into the middle pocket.
Baker, a business planner at JCB, has hailed the shot a “once in a lifetime” occurrence after it happened at The Cross Keys pub, in Tean, UK on May 10.
The dad of one said that they would always get some practice in before the other team arrives. But people never expect the ball to pop off the table like that. His instincts triggered his lucky left foot and made the shot of a lifetime.
Salt was gobsmacked, amazed that the kick ended up pocketing the other ball. Shots like that almost never happen.
The pub went wild and people were cheering.
Baker put the surveillance footage on Facebook just for a laugh and got hundreds of views.
Landlord Adam Moult, 48, who runs the pub with his wife Sue, 36, said he’s never seen anything like it before.
People don’t usually do trick shots around here, but this event might be the encouragement they needed to start practising their trick shots.
Moult’s wife came down and asked what happened. When he told her, she said the CCTV might have caught it, so she pulled it up on her phone and there it was.
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