"The Giant Killer"
Full of stamina~ He save the smash from other player
At the age 12, he started represented his school in badminton and by 15 Misbun was the school champion. At the age of 16, he was choosen to represent Malaysia at the Asian Championship in Hong Kong and at the Australian Open (Silver Bowl), following by his victory in the age of 18 and under category of the schools Sports Council of Malaysia (MSSM) Championships. One year later, Misbun was selected for Malaysia's Thomas Cup training squad with older players such asSuffian Abu Bakar,James Selvaraj,Saw Swee Leong,Phua Ah Hua, Moo Foot Lian,Ong Teong Boon,Ho Khim Soon and Kwek Chiew Peng.
Misbun also dominated national competitions for younger players, with a hat-trick( victories in singles,doubles, and mixed doubles) at the age of 18 and under category in 1978 followed by another at the age of 21.