On Friday, Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from the One Day International cricket. Starting off as one of the unorthodox fast bowlers with his unique skills, Malinga made heads turn with it and rocket the international cricket. Playing his last game against Bangladesh at the PR Stadium, Malinga finished with a figure of 3-38. In the process, Malinga helped his team win the match by 91 runs. To mark the same, his Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma penned down a heartwarming post for the pace bowler.
While netizens took to social media to bid adieu to Slinga Malinga, Indian cricket team’s vice- captain and Malinga’s Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma too was one of them. Taking to social media Rohit shared a picture of Malinga, and said that if he had to pick one match winner from his Indian Premier League beside Mumbai Indians, it would be Lasith Malinga on top of the list. Rohit revealed that as a captian he would be relaxed during tensed situation as Malinga never failed to deliver whenever situation demanded. He also wished Malinga for his future endeavors.
Representing Sri Lanka in 226 ODI’s, Malinga picked up 338 wickets and is the ninth highest wicket taker in the ODI list. Malinga is the highest wicket taker in IPL history with most wickets under his kitty. Malinga’s other MI teammate, India’s bowling ace Jasprit Bumrah, too, took to social media to congratulate Malinga over his retirement. Bumrah thanked the veteran Sri Lankan for his contribution to the game of cricket and said that he wil continue to admire him.
In the recently concluded ICC World Cup 2019 that England won, Malinga was his team’s highest wicket-taker as he got 13 wickets in 7 innings. Also, Malinga is the only bowler with three ODI hat-tricks.Read More