Lasith Malinga is all set to return to the Indian Premier League as the fast bowling coach of the Rajasthan Royals for the 2022 season. The fifteenth edition of the league is all set to begin on March 26 in Maharashtra.
Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League. He has picked up 170 wickets in 122 matches, playing for the Mumbai Indians. The pacer has six four-wicket and one five-wicket haul to his name in the IPL. The Rajasthan Royals took to social media to announce Lasith Malinga’s appointment. They wrote, “*𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥* Lasith Malinga. IPL. Pink. 💗 #RoyalsFamily | #TATAIPL2022 | @malinga_ninety9″
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An absolute honor to join the Rajasthan Royals: Lasith Malinga
Malinga had previously served as the Mumbai Indians as a bowling mentor. Speaking about his appointment as the fast-bowling coach of the Rajasthan Royals, Malinga expressed that he is delighted to return to the Indian Premier League. He added that he is excited to see the Rajasthan Royals’ pace attack, consisting of the likes of Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, and Navdeep Saini.
“It’s a wonderful feeling for me to return to the IPL. An absolute honor to join Rajasthan Royals, a franchise that has always promoted and developed young talent. I am excited by the pace bowling unit we have going into the tournament. Looking forward to supporting all the fast bowlers with the execution of their game plans and their overall development. I’ve made some very special memories in the IPL with Mumbai Indians and now with Royals, looking forward to new experiences and creating great memories in this journey,” Malinga said as quoted by Cricket Addictor.