Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian badminton legend, Lee Chong Wei, took to social media expressing his gratitude to coaches who have made a difference in his badminton career before the end-of-the-year.
From the message he posted, Lee felt that he was fortunate enough to have several good coaches over the years, and wanted to give those coaches a big thank you.
“Few more days before waving goodbye to 2019. 2019 has been a roller-coaster ride for me, physically and emotionally. I’d like to take a moment, and thank all my coaches.
Datuk Misbun Sidek, Teh Peng Huat, the late Indra Gunawan, Li Mao, Rashid Sidek, Morten Frost, Datuk Tey Seu Bock, Hendrawan and many others guided me along the way. Not only polishing my badminton skills but also building my personality to who I am now.
Without them, I wouldn’t have the chance to play for my country. They were tough in training, very tough till there were some days my mind went blank due to over exerting myself. There were moments I vomited on the court. Hundreds of times I went home with cramps. Never did I complain as I knew they could have been easy with me, took their paycheck easily and life went on. They were tough and strict, as they want to bring out the best out of me.
Will always be grateful for what they have done for me. Just like the Chinese saying “ One day as your teacher, a lifetime as your father”. Thank you coach!
P/S：If you have any good photos of me and my coaches, I’d be more than grateful if you can share and post them. For my collection. 🙏”
BadmintonPlanet would like to wish Lee Chong Wei and his family a Happy, Healthy and Successful 2020!