Step aside, Lee Zii Jia! Looks like a lot of Malaysian badminton fans out there have found themselves a new crush.
Malaysian shuttler Nur Izzuddin Mohd Rumsani (one-half of the men’s doubles team) stole the spotlight for the energetic performance displayed by him, along with his partner Soh Wooi Yok, during the Thomas Cup 2021 matchup against the Canadian team earlier this morning (Wednesday, 13th October).
Aside from his splendid performance shown during the badminton match, the 24-year-old athlete also captivated the attention of many local netizens and fans alike with his good looks! One TikTok user @imanmulamemasak uploaded a special compilation video of Izzuddin taken during this morning’s game.
The short video has since gone viral online, with over 200K views and 30K likes on TikTok at the time of writing. Among the amusing reactions left by the social media users on the comments section, there were also a few who pointed out that the world No. 26 player’s facial features looks strikingly similar to Prince Abdul Mateen, the son of the Sultan of Brunei.
Do you guys notice the resemblance as well? Check out some of the comments shared by netizens here:
Not only that, the Johor-born athlete is also said to be gaining more popularity, racking up to 29k (and counting) followers on his official Instagram account, after appearing in the Thomas Cup game. For those interested, feel free to check him out here. ;)