Get ready for a heartwarming and hilarious encounter when two badminton legends, Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan, decided to give Bahasa Melayu a shot!
Photo via TikTok (@leechongweiofficial)
In a surprising turn of events, Lee Chong Wei took to TikTok to show the world how he's teaching his former Chinese rival and buddy, Lin Dan, the wonders of the Malay language. Talk about unexpected bromance!
Lee Chong Wei, the mischievous teacher he is, captioned the video, "Ever wondered how Lin Dan would sound speaking Malay? Thanks again, Lin Dan bro, for putting up with my crazy ideas!" And so, the language lesson began.
Lee started off with a classic opener, "Apa Khabar," which means "How are you?" Lin Dan repeated the phrase with such precision that you'd think he's been secretly practicing in front of the mirror. He then followed it up with "Terima Kasih," which means "Thank you." Lin Dan nailed it once again and even asked for a pat on the back.
But wait, there's more! Lee Chong Wei, ever the mischievous prankster, decided to teach Lin Dan the ultimate phrase of affection in Malay: "Aku Cinta Kamu," which means "I love you." As Lin Dan said those magical words not once but twice, he cheekily pointed at Lee Chong Wei himself. Cue laughter and a high-five handshake that would make any badminton fan jealous.
As word of this delightful exchange spread, the video racked up more than 2.2 million views, leaving netizens in stitches and brimming with joy. It's heartwarming to see these two legends reunited and having a blast together. And who would've guessed that Lin Dan has such a knack for speaking Malay?
So, the next time you find yourself at a badminton match, remember this unforgettable encounter… Badminton and language lessons all in one—truly a winning combination!