There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than watching someone else play a sport. Especially when there’s a lot hinging on it. Ultimately, you do have to trust your friend and teammate to do their best. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t still be nervous!
After a break, shuttler Lee Zii Jia (李梓嘉) is back on court. This time, he joined the national team to face the 2022 BWF World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Zii Jia managed to win his match, however, he was apparently fairly nervous during friend and fellow shuttler Soh Wooi Yik (苏伟译)’s game!
Matches have been occurring simultaneously during the tournament this time. Unfortunately, this does mean fans have been torn between matches or resorting to creative measures to catch them all. For the players themselves, they’ve only been able to catch their teammates’ matches after their own.
This was definitely the case for Zii Jia. The 24-year-old shuttler was facing off Portugal’s Bernardo Atilano. However, he snatched a win with two straight sets and immediately turned to watch Soh Wooi Yik and Aaron Chia (谢定峰)’s match which was occurring in the court beside him.
But, netizens got a kick out of him watching Wooi Yik and Aaron’s match. Apparently, Zii Jia had been wide-mouthed while observing the game. Netizens found his expression hilarious and commented that Zii Jia had always been very expressive. However, several also claimed they understood his nerves for his friend Wooi Yik. After all, the duo have always been close.
Well, Zii Jia and Wooi Yik have always had each other’s backs. Of course, Zii Jia would be hoping for his friend to do his best. Luckily, Wooi Yik and Aaron managed to pull a win from the tough match and will be advancing to the top 16.
We wish the team all the best as they continue the tourney and hope their winning streak continues. In the meantime, we’re certain fans will be on the lookout for Lee Zii Jia during Soh Wooi Yik’s matches from now on, either in hopes of seeing him cheering or for another funny expression.