Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka’s legendary pacer, announces his retirement from all formats of cricket

Lasith Malinga retires from all formats of Cricket. The Icon finally said goodbye to the sport.
Malinga took to his Twitter handle to post, “Hanging up my #T20 shoes and #retiring from all forms of cricket! Thankful to all those who supported me in my journey, and looking forward to sharing my experience with young cricketers in the years to come.”
The Lankan pacer also posted a montage of his glorious days and some of his favourite moments on field.

Maling titled the video “While my shoes will rest my love for the game will never rest,”.

The 38 years old Sri Lankan legend, also known as ‘Slinga Malinga’, devoted 17 years of his life to the sport and achieved almost everything.

Malinga was also the captain of the 2014 T20 World Cup winning team, where he led his team to victory from front.

Lasith Malinga was renowned for his unorthodox bowling action and swinging yorkers that he could deliver at will.

In his early days, he was even feared by greats of the game because of his bowling action and fast yorkers.

Malinga’s Career

Lasith Malinga made his International debut in the year 2004, for the longest format of the game.

He became the 99th capped Test player for Sri Lanka and even grabbed 6 wickets in the his debut against Australia. He was highly appreciated by the fellow cricketer Adam Gilchrist.

Throughout his Test Career, Malinga grabbed 101 wickets in the 30 Tests, he played for the Lankan Lions.

Malinga made his ODI Debut in the same year, 16 days later against UAE, becoming the 123rd player to play ODI for Sri Lanka.

Malinga played 226 ODIs and 84 T20 International and took 338 and 107 wickets respectively in these formats.

Lasith Malinga till date remains, the highest wicket taker in IPL history with 170 wickets, he was only the part of Mumbai Indians squad throughout his IPL career.

The Retirement

Lasith Malinga announced his Test Retirement in the year 2011 and also announced his official retirement from the ODIs in the year 2019.

In the start of this year, The Sri Lankan Icon announced retirement from Franchise Cricket too.

And today, the veteran finally announced his retirement from all formats of Cricket.

Lasith Malinga will forever remain a legend of the game and inspiration for all. Till date he continues to inspire the next generation of Cricket and it’s fans.

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