Malaysia last won the prestigious tournament 22 years ago. The team will play Japan in the final in New Delhi starting at 5.30pm.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, who was in Kazakhstan, tweeted his wishes and said that the 12-year wait to qualify for the final has ended. (Malaysia last entered the final in 2002 in Guangzhou, China)
“Congratulations from me and Malaysian delegation in Kazakhstan. Let’s create a new history for this Thomas Cup,” tweeted Najib.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who went to New Delhi today, posted a picture of him with the team on Twitter.
Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir posted a picture on his Twitter page with a message saying “Kedah heroes also share in their hopes for the nation, Because of MH370, the Thomas Cup will come back to Malaysia.”
Amira Chan @AmiraRamizan tweeted that fans should spread positive and energetic vibes to Lee Chong Wei and Malaysian team.
“All the best to Malaysia for ThomasCup2014 final. Its been 22-years and we need the cup,” said MJ Logaa S @mjlogaas.
Mohd Rinzal Yusof @RinzalYusof wished the Malaysian team all the best and he tweeted, “Once again, sport unites us. In u we trust, our support for u is infinite,”
Many fans are hoping that Malaysia’s victory would lead to a public holiday but we gonna win but Raja Rajan @Raja_Rajan had different thoughts when he tweeted, “We will win but leave tomorrow as working day,”
“Dear Team, please do not fall in the final hurdle like Arsenal did for the past five years in the Barclays Premier League,” joked Azrul Abu Hassan @Jeghui.