One of the world’s best fast bowler Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He was considered as the wizard of fast bowling in T20 cricket. The 38 year old Sri Lankan pacer tweeted: “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”.
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.https://t.co/JgGWhETRwm #LasithMalinga #Ninety9
— Lasith Malinga (@ninety9sl) September 14, 2021
“I am looking forward to help youngsters and guide them in the coming years”, he added.
In his international cricket career, Malinga took 101 wickets in 30 test matches, 338 wickets in 226 ODIs and 107 wickets in 84 T20 matches he played. He has played a total of 122 IPL matches for Mumbai Indians in which he shattered 170 wickets with the best bowling figure of 5/13.
Malinga also shared a video comprising of his best performances on his new youtube channel and thanking his national team, his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians’ players and owners and other franchises that he has played for.
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