Liew Darren may have just shrugged it off when asked how he felt with all the controversies back home with regards to his inclusion and Mohd Ariff Latif's exclusion from tournaments in Europe.
But deep down inside Darren must feel some form of satisfaction now that he has silenced his critics by making the second round of the All England Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.
Darren defeated Boonsak Polsana 21-19, 23-21 and will most likely take on Peter Gade in the second round. For the record Darren lost both times he last played Peter.
Still making it to the second round, after playing the qualifiers was morethen what he could have asked for.