On social media


FACE-OFF WITH JACKIE CHAN: Fans know that actor Jackie Chan has pulled off many jaw-dropping stunts in his movies. But few know that he can also wow with trick shots at the snooker table.

Even former world snooker champion Ken Doherty was impressed when the two (both above) took on each other in a few frames in a friendly face-off in Hong Kong.

"Great (time) tonight in this man's company and (he) managed to complete a few trick shots," Doherty, 49, posted online, complete with a video of Chan, 64, at his best.

The video shows the action star breaking the pink ball free from a circle of red balls and potting it in the side pocket.

Speaking to the World Snooker portal, Doherty, who is competing in the China Open, said: "He is one of my heroes, he is fantastic.

"I was invited to have dinner with him at a charity night, then we went to sing karaoke together, then we played snooker and I showed him some trick shots.

"He is great company, just the way you see him on screen. And he loves a sing-along, just like the Irish.

"It was one of the best and funniest nights I've ever had."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2019, with the headline 'On social media'. Print Edition | Subscribe