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Lee, the man

I remember the first time I saw Lee Chong Wei (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Chong_Wei) play.  I guess it was around 4 years ago and I had lost touch with Badminton for a while.  As I was surfing channels, Lee was playing a singles game and I was captivated.  For those of you who have not seen Lee play, it is absolutely brilliant.  Lee is so quick around the court, plays all the strokes there are and some more, and gives his all in the court.  He seems to have so much time and seems to read where the opponent is going to hit the next shot.  I have seen my fair share of Badminton and seen many great players.  But to me - Lee is the most exciting to watch.

When I was talking about IBL to a friend of mine recently, he quipped in jest - "I didn't know you pay money to see Baddy". Well, my friend -  I will gladly pay good money to see Lee play.  Lee is playing for the Mumbai Masters in the ongoing Indian Badminton League (http://www.indianbadmintonleague.co).  Watch him play live or on TV - it will be time and money well spent.

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