Are Lee Zii Jia & Thai Shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong Dating?jessie tan
The last few months have been busy for badminton players as they challenged tournament after tournament to prove their mettle. However, as busy as they’ve been with the sport, they’ve also been nurturing their friendships and relationships. National badminton player, Lee Zii Jia (李梓嘉) is no exception.
Netizens have been abuzz recently about Zii Jia, and for once, it’s not about badminton. Thanks to some ‘interesting’ interactions on Instagram, many suspect the world No. 7 player has fallen for Thai shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong (พรปวีณ์ ช่อชูวงศ์), nicknamed May.
Although many fans know the duo are good friends, some have been suspecting a deeper relationship between the two. According to netizens, they have the evidence to prove it. If you follow either of them on Instagram, you may have noticed that the duo tend to leave comments on each other’s photos.
The commonly used phrases between the two are “Okok“, “Cukup cukup (enough)” and “Tomyam satu (One tomyam)“. Netizens now look forward to seeing them comment on each other’s posts, jokingly saying, “LZJ BE LIKE : OKOK“, “(I) arrived before Lee Zii Jia… call me later after Zii Jia has commented,” and “LZJ is typing…”
Additionally, Zii Jia posted a photo of him at the beach on 9th December. Netizens didn’t think too much of it, until they saw May post a similar photo on her Instagram on 19th December. The duo shared the same pose which made many suspect they were secretly in a relationship. Netizens feel the two are suitable for each other as May is the same age as Zii Jia. Her badminton skills are also nothing to sneeze at as she is currently the world No. 10 player.
However, May recently burst their bubbles. During a live stream, bold netizens asked about her and Zii Jia, hoping for a favourable answer. The Thai player was quick to shut down rumours, saying: “It’s not the (kind of) relationship that everyone thinks (it is).”
Well, they may not be seeing each other romantically, but we’re still envious of their friendship! After all, even on-court rivals Datuk Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan share a good friendship that has lasted till now. Hopefully, the duo will be able to ignore the rumours and continue enjoying what they have.