Snooker is too much of a sport based in one part of the world. Players who are not from England, Scotland, Ireland or Wales, have to make sacrifices that players who are from those countries don't have to make.
Ding Junhui has had to make so much sacrifices that a player like Judd, for example, never has to make. To say Ding has no "fire in his belly" is bull if you know anything about Ding Junhui's life. The fact that Ding has won 14 ranking titles, knowing where he came from, proves that he is a strong-willed, talented, and mentally tough player.
Take Luca Brecel, for example. The fact that Luca doesn't want to move away from his home and leave everything behind, is clearly a disadvantage for him. I think it might have something to do with him having a form of autism, but that's beside the point. A player from another country needs to move to Britain so he can practice with top players, get access to the best tables and coaches...
I think some of you don't realise that players from Britain have it much easier than players from other parts of the world. Things are changing now in Asia. China has become a good country for snooker, but it wasn't yet when Ding was young. Ding is a pioneer who was the main cause of snooker becoming popular in China.
In my opinion, Ding has had to fight much harder than most other top players. Ding is mentally much tougher than most other players. I think a lot of other players would have not been able to do all the things he's had to do.