"Hendry started playing snooker in 1981, aged 12, when his father, Gordon, bought him a child-sized snooker table as a Christmas present. Two years later he won the Scottish U-16 Championship. He also appeared on BBC's Junior version of Pot Black. The following year he won the Scottish Amateur Championship and also became the youngest ever entrant in the World Amateur Championship. In 1985, after retaining the Scottish Amateur Championship, he turned professional. At 16 years and three months old he was the youngest ever professional".
Unlike many other or the most topplayers who have started at a very young age like 6 or 7, at worst around 9 or 10 Hendry really got into Snooker by coincidence at a late age and still rised to the top in no time and obviously went on to do what he did,winning 7 World titles and other great things. And played the way he did.
He definitely belongs in the 'Top5 most naturally gifted Snookerplayers' list. At the worst.
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