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They now call him ‘Ben Bindai’ – Thai for “Ben Can Fly”. Nanthakarn Yordphaisong, also known as ‘Ben,’ and his partner Chaloempon Charoenkitamorn, known as ‘Oat,’ surprised everyone during Thailand’s Thomas Cup group stage matches against Korea and Indonesia. Despite being relatively unknown outside of Thailand and ranked 12th among Thai pairs at world No.220, they became viral stars with their acrobatic gameplay, earning them the nickname ‘Ben Bindai.’

Yordphaisong’s acrobatic style originated from his days playing basketball, where his agility helped him outmaneuver bigger opponents. This style carried over to his badminton game, capturing attention and admiration from fans. Oat, too, is a basketball enthusiast.

Both players previously teamed up with different partners, but due to the absence of Thailand’s top doubles names in the Thomas Cup line-up, Charoenkitamorn and Yordphaisong were given the opportunity to play first doubles against Korea and Indonesia.

Their energy and determination surprised even their opponents, Ahsan and Setiawan, who couldn’t believe the relentless returns from the Thai duo. Yordphaisong’s mindset is to always go for every shot, no matter the difficulty, except if it has already hit the ground.

Playing on home soil has been a dream come true for both players, and their performances have given them insights into areas they need to improve. They are determined to strengthen their game and reach a higher level.

Thai fans 🇹🇭 are on their feet after this stunning point from Charoenkitamorn/Yordphaisong 🏸👀. Follow live action: [link to live action].

FAQs

Q: Who are the players that made a name for themselves during Thailand’s Thomas Cup matches?
A: Nanthakarn Yordphaisong, also known as ‘Ben,’ and Chaloempon Charoenkitamorn, known as ‘Oat,’ surprised everyone with their acrobatic gameplay.

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Q: What is the ranking of the Thai pair Nanthakarn Yordphaisong and Chaloempon Charoenkitamorn?
A: They are currently ranked 12th among Thai pairs at world No.220.

Q: How did Nanthakarn Yordphaisong develop his acrobatic style?
A: Yordphaisong’s acrobatics originated from his basketball days, where his agility helped him steal the ball from bigger opponents.

Summary

Nanthakarn Yordphaisong and Chaloempon Charoenkitamorn, also known as ‘Ben’ and ‘Oat,’ have become the talk of the badminton world after their impressive performances in Thailand’s Thomas Cup matches. Despite being relatively unknown and ranked 12th among Thai pairs, they captured hearts with their acrobatic gameplay. Yordphaisong’s basketball background contributed to his agility on the court, allowing him to make remarkable retrieves. Playing on home soil has been a dream come true for both players, and they are determined to improve and reach a higher level. Badminton fans eagerly anticipate their future matches, excited to witness more of their spectacular plays.

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