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Lasith Malinga Announces Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket

Lasith Malinga Announces Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket
Lasith Malinga (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Veteran Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from T20 cricket, marking his retirement from all forms of the game. Malinga has led Sri Lanka’s pace attack for over a decade since Chaminda Vaas stepped down. was arguably the single-most-important player in Sri Lanka’s excellent run in global tournaments from 2007-2014.

The celebrated fast bowler took to social media platforms to announce his retirement. He wrote:

“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.”

Lasith Malinga also posted a compilation of all his wickets of his wickets in T20s. “While my shoes will rest my love for the game will never rest,” he captioned the video.

Lasith Malinga, who is known for his toe-crushing yorkers and deceptive slower, holds some unique feats for Sri Lanka. He has taken five hat tricks in international cricket. Malinga has also taken 4 wickets off 4 consecutive balls twice in international cricket.

The 38-year-old, who led Sri Lanka to the T20 World Cup title in 2014, has picked up 107 wickets from 84 matches in the shortest format of the game, with the best figure of 5/6. He is also the highest wicket-taker in the IPL. Lasith Malinga has 170 wickets to his credit from 122 games, the highest in the cash-rich league, with the best bowling figures of 5/13.

Malinga has already retired from Test and ODI cricket and had desires of playing in the T20 World Cup, which was originally scheduled last year in Australia. However, it was postponed due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation. He was not considered for the upcoming T20 global meet, putting an end to his T20 career.

Lasith Malinga is expected to take up coaching roles in the near future and share his experience with the coming generation.

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