Ronnie O'Sullivan has dropped a massive hint that he is reconsidering his retirement plan at the end of the year.

The 37-year-old, who won his fifth world crown at Sheffield last month, originally had stated that he would only be playing 10 more tournaments in order to satisfy a sponsorship agreement before retiring.

It is now believed following his recent comments on Twitter, that he may be set to compete in the end-of-year UK Championship as well as January's Masters.

"I'm hitting the ball so sweet just wished the UK or Masters was now." Sullivan tweeted.

Of course, we've heard O'Sullivan make such threats in the past. He recently took a self-imposed year off in order to decide on his future in the sport. Sheffield was his first appearance since he went on that lengthy break.

The world champion still refuses to commit himself to any sort of concrete schedule for the season ahead despite his comments on the social platform Twitter.

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