Lin Dan is making a grand comeback to the badminton world after he is given a wild card to participate in the upcoming BWF World Badminton Championship in Guangzhou China from August 5-11.
Lin Dan’s inclusion is really upsetting his nemesis Lee Chong Wei as Chong Wei said it made no sense to give a wild card to Lin Dan who did not qualify for the world championships.
There is no doubt at all that Lin Dan is the greatest badminton player in the history of badminton and a tournament without Lin Dan will bring the shine out of the event.
Lin Dan, Lee Chong Wei, Peter Gade and Taufik Hidayat is the four kings of badminton in the last 10 years with Hidayat and Gade hanging up their rackets already. With another king missing from the lineup, it might be too much to bear for the badminton lovers.
With Lin Dan getting a wild card entry, there is a possibillity of Chong Wei taking on Lin Dan in the early stages of the tournament. That will be a banana skin for Chong Wei as the current world No.1
From my point of view, the inclusion of Lin Dan is good for badminton and Chong Wei as well. This will give Chong Wei the extra motivation to push himself further in order to get the better of his biggest rival.
What’s your take on Lin Dan’s return as a wild card entry?