I am truly disappointed with Lee Chong Wei’s quarter finals lost to Sony Dwi Kuncoro in the World Championship 2090 in Hyderabad.
Please don’t get me wrong as i support him all the way but until his showing in Hyderabad, i think i am convinced that he will never be a great player like Lin Dan.
Yes, Chong Wei is a world class standard player but by not winning big tournaments like the All England, World Championship or even the Olympics, Chong Wei can’t be classified as a great player.
I just couldn’t understand what went wrong with him during that match. He wasn’t himself. Too anxious to finish off rallies and wasn’t playing his own game. I guess he gave himself too much pressure until he freak himself out.
We can’t take anything away from Sony, he played well but Chong Wei just wasn’t up to the mark when it mattered most.
Just look at Peter Gade, yes he lost to Lin Dan in the quarter finals but the manner he lost to Lin Dan, we should respect it. Gade fought hard all the way punching the air after winning every point but Lin Dan was just too good that day.
Meanwhile our Datuk Lee Chong Wei took things far too cool. Just look at all players, they celebrate every point with a fist pump while Chong Wei was just playing like it was another tournament. Come on man, World Championship lah…
Who doesn’t get nervous in a tournament? I myself understand the situation although i am not a national athlete but playing in front of a crowd can be very disturbing if you are not used to. So by shouting your lungs out at every points will give you super confidence and overcome your fears in a match.
Even Misbun agrees that Chong Wei was cold when he came out of courts. This shows that he was very very nervous. A few fist pumps would do him good.
It’s not that we don’t support Chong Wei but he is running out of time. How many chances does he need? He has everything his way. Training in Korea and even a personal suite in Hyderabad! I am sadly convinced now that Chong Wei will never challenge Lin Dan in the world stage unless he proves me wrong.
Winning Super Series title is not what we want. We want those big ones. Yeah, we badminton supporters are hell damm demanding but don’t let us down in that manner. Show us some fighting spirit. Loose with pride and dignity and not by just giving up like that.
So Chong Wei, proof all of us wrong if not, sad to say you are not not a great player and never will be.
For those hardcore Chong Wei fans, i am sorry if i have insulted your favorite player but a fact is a fact. I am also a Lee Chong Wei supporter. Sad but that’s the truth.