KUALA LUMPUR: Stopping by the durian retailers to feast on the King of Fruits has change into a precedence on the to-do record of many worldwide badminton stars throughout the Malaysian Open.
The world No. 1 Chinese language blended doubles participant and reigning world champion Zheng Siwei has been to a durian specialty store close to his lodge right here nearly on daily basis.
“I like durian. I at all times come right here and eat. I’ll take away as properly,” he stated when interviewed final Thursday.
“Through the competitors, I am a bit afraid of consuming an excessive amount of however typically I can not assist however eat it.”
To keep away from discomfort throughout his matches, he stated he discovered a method to eat durian slowly for a couple of days.
Indonesia’s Marcus Fernaldi, who performs Kevin Sanjaya, stated that now that his problem is over, he can loosen up a bit and benefit from the fruit right here.
“I can eat extra durian with coaches and buddies. We attempt to go wherever close to the lodge,” stated the previous world No. 1.
For Yang Po-han in Taiwan any time is an efficient time to drink durian.
“Let me present you every part I did after profitable my match on the Malaysian Open. Eat durian whereas reviewing the recording of my match,” he posted on his Instagram account movies of his expertise consuming durian.
Then a day after shedding his second spherical match, he stated: “Truly, it’s also possible to cheer your self up by consuming durians after you lose a match.”
DSR Taiko Bhd advertising and marketing supervisor Erine Phang stated her durian specialty store at Lot 10 welcomes many gamers and coaches a number of occasions every week.
“They preserve coming again. Not simply at some point, even the day earlier than their sport, they arrive right here,” he stated.
“Most of us discovered that they actually preferred our Musang King selection and so they even requested different gamers to affix within the meals.”
Different durian lovers on the tour embody Chen Yufei of China, Huang Dongping, Jia Yifan; Busanan Ongbamrungphan in Thailand; and Indonesians Hendra Setiawan, Fajar Alfian and Rian Ardianto.