Malaysia has its own Twenty-Five Twenty-One scene now. In an intense badminton final match, Myisha Khairul proved her might after being pitted against fellow Malaysian, Siti Nurshuhaini, and emerging victorious by the end of it.
The two athletes who represented Malaysia in women’s singles spent a tense 65 minutes battling to win the coveted Dutch International title. However, Myisha finally defeated Nurshuhaini with a total score of 21–19, 18–21 and 21–19. The match took place in Wateringen, Dutch. Myisha is aware of the meaning of her victory as it allows her, for the first time, to be included in the line-up destined for the Uber Cup which will take place next month. If everything goes well, this is going to be her Uber Cup debut.
Myisha’s victory over Nurshuhaini is pretty amazing especially after the athlete admitted to the fact that she ended up on the losing side the last time she played a game against Nurshuhaini. She maintains her stance on endeavouring to remain cool-headed so that she can continue working on her badminton career as the 19-year-old still has a long journey ahead of her in her badminton career.
Myisha hopes to be able to climb further up the world ranking for badminton players. At the moment, she is in the 328th place but is expected to climb farther up into the 251st rank as a result of her recent win. Ranking higher in the world ranking is a very important thing as a higher rank opens up doors to more tournaments for a player which, in turn, will help one to get even better acquainted with the overall environment of the badminton scene.
Nevertheless, it was an exciting time, getting to watch two talented Malaysian athletes battling it out on an international stage. Hopefully, there will be more young talents that can bring pride to Malaysia’s name in the future.