Malaysian actor Shaheizy Sam uploads video of Uzbekistan Olympic weightlifter who looks like him


They do look alike: Adkhamjon Ergashev (left) and Shaheizy Sam. Photos: AFP/The Star

With Olympics in full swing at the moment, it has come to the attention of Malaysian actor Shaheizy Sam that one of the athletes competing at the Games looks a lot like him.

After his fans alerted him about Adkhamjon Ergashev, a weightlifter from Uzbekistan, the 38-year-old actor decided to have a little fun on his social media.

The Zombitopia star uploaded a video of Ergashev in action to his Instagram account with the caption: “I have to keep it a secret @samtilla. I am sorry MALAYSIA. No one must know I have crossed state. MITI never gave me a letter. @adkhamjon_ergashev”

His post has garnered more than 644,000 views and some 2,850 comments.

Shaheizy’s wife actress Syatilla Melvin joined in on the joke as well by uploading a photo of the actor and a video of Ergashev at the Olympics.

Her caption reads: “You are dishonest! Yesterday you went out saying you’re going to jaya grocer, bukit jelutong for a short while... Why didn’t you just tell me you had to run over to the stadium????”

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