KUALA LUMPUR: To be like Taufik Hidayat or Datuk Razif Sidek?
That is the query shuttler Muhd Fazriq Razif (percent) has to reply someday however for now, the 15-yr-vintage isn’t handiest taking part in the singles and doubles occasions performed via his idols however he’s doing properly too.
Yesterday, the youngest son of Razif emerged as the singles champion within the Under-15 Shonai Invitational in Japan.
The Bukit Jalil Sports School Form Three pupil lived up to his pinnacle billing while he defeated 2nd seed Alex Lanier of France 21-16, 21-10.
Another Malaysian, Lee Xin Jie, didn’t qualify for the girls’ singles region-finals after dropping to Indonesian Mutiara Ayu Puspitasari.
Fazriq changed into extremely joyful to raise his first singles international name.
He had received the Under-15 doubles identify when he partnered Zhen Yi at the Badminton Asia Under-17 and Under-15 Junior event in Yangon, Myanmar remaining 12 months.
He had also come out tops in each activities at the National Schools (MSSM) badminton competition in Port Dickson closing yr.
“My father and Taufik are my idols. I also look as much as (Lee) Chong Wei. I will awareness on doing nicely in both occasions,” he said.
Fazriq, who picked up the game while he was six, said he now wants to make a name for himself.
“I’ll must work on my abilties and techniques and most significantly, I want to get as an awful lot worldwide publicity as I can,” brought Fazriq, who thanked all events for their support towards his dream of being a global-beater similar to his dad, who received the Thomas Cup and All-England titles along with his uncle, Jalani Sidek.
Ambati Rayudu announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Wednesday after he become now not called as much as update either Shikhar Dhawan or Vijay Shankar who suffered injuries at the continued World Cup.
The Guntrur-born batsmen featured for the Indian crew in fifty five ODIs and 6 T20Is on his six-12 months stint with the country wide crew.
But his unexpected retirement has left a disappointment the various fanatics of the Indian cricket crew who’ve expressed their sympathies for the middle-order batsman after lacking out on making it to the World Cup crew.
While Twitter is sad to see Rayudu go, it additionally talked about how his three-D tweet after he turned into no longer decided on in India’s World Cup squad might also have ended up costing him his profession: