- Malinga retires from cricket
- The batsmen were shocked by the yorkers
- He was the star of the Mumbai Indians in IPL
Malinga led Sri Lanka to victory in the 2014 T20 World Cup. The 38-year-old announced his retirement on social media. “I am taking off my T20 shoes. I am withdrawing from all international cricket formats. I would like to thank everyone who supported me on my journey. I want to pass on my experience and expertise to young people for years to come.” Malinga said in a retirement note.
Malinga last played the T20 for Sri Lanka in March 2020 against the West Indies. Malinga has taken 546 windows in three formats. He retired from test cricket in 2011 and later focused on limited overs cricket. After retiring from the ODI, he played only in the T20s for the national team.
Malinga has not been considered for the Sri Lankan squad for the T20 World Cup. This was followed by the announcement of the star’s retirement. Malinga had said that he wanted to lead Sri Lanka to the 2020 World Cup. But the World Cup will be delayed for a year due to the Kovid crisis.
Malinga is the highest wicket bearer in the IPL. He has played 122 games and taken 170 wickets. His best bowling performance was 5 out of 13. He has taken 107 wickets in 84 T20, 338 wickets in 226 ODI and 111 wickets in 30 tests.
Malinga is the first bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 cricket. It is the fourth highest carrier in this format. The player, who was released by the Mumbai Indians, retired from franchise cricket in January this year. He has played in the Indian Premier League, the Big Bash League, and the Caribbean Premier League. The player, who played for the Mumbai Indians for 12 years in the IPL, was a partner in four of the five trophies the team has won.
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