‘Congratulations Me!’: Japanese Pool Player Goes Viral After Incredible Interview


After a win in World Pool Masters’ Gibraltar tournament on Saturday, Japanese pool player Naoyuki Oi spoke with Tony Wrighton of Sky Sports. Oi speaks limited English, but his wonderfully infectious enthusiasm has made the video above go viral.

“Congratulations me!” Oi said, raising his fists in triumph.

Oi ended up losing his next match, and was eliminated from the tournament. Deadspin has video of the follow-up chat between Oi and Wrighton. And despite the loss, Oi was still in great spirits.

“No English, no problem. Every time, happy!” Oi said.

Watch above, via Sky News Australia. It’s sure to make you smile.

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