Lasith Malinga declares retirement from all types of cricket


The 38-year-old posted a message on his social media account saying his resolution.

Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga on Tuesday introduced his retirement from all types of cricket after scaring the world’s finest batsmen for over a decade and a half.

A white ball legend in his personal proper and one of many biggest T20 bowlers of all time, the 38-year-old was the captain of Sri Lanka’s 2014 T20 World Cup successful crew. He posted a message on his social media account saying his resolution.

“Dangle on my T20 sneakers and retire from all types of cricket! Thanks to all who’ve supported me in my journey and sit up for sharing my expertise with younger cricketers within the years to come back.

He mentioned, ‘I need to give 100% relaxation to my T20 bowling sneakers. Whereas my sneakers will relaxation, my love for the game won’t ever ask for relaxation,” a smiling Malinga added within the video.

Malinga final performed a T20I for Sri Lanka in March 2020 in opposition to West Indies at Pallekele.

Malinga, who took a complete of 546 wickets throughout all codecs for Sri Lanka, had already retired from Check cricket in 2011 and from ODIs thereafter, however continued to play T20Is for the nationwide crew.

He was not named in Sri Lanka’s squad for the upcoming World Cup.

Final 12 months, he had expressed his want to guide Sri Lanka within the T20 World Cup, which was initially scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November 2020 however might be held subsequent month following a COVID-forced postponement.

“I sit up for serving to and guiding the youth within the years to come back,” he mentioned, thanking his nationwide crew and all of the franchises he has performed for, together with the IPL crew Mumbai Indians.

Malinga, who has performed 122 IPL matches, has 170 wickets in his account, essentially the most within the cash-rich league, with finest bowling figures of 5/13.

He took 107 wickets in 84 T20 Internationals, 338 wickets in 226 ODIs and 101 wickets in 30 Assessments.

He was the primary bowler to take 100 T20I wickets and completed fourth within the highest wicket-taker class on the record behind Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir and Sunil Narine.

The Sri Lankan pacer had additionally introduced his retirement from franchise cricket in January this 12 months after being launched by Mumbai Indians.

Malinga, among the best T20 bowlers of all time, was a key determine within the groups he performed within the Indian Premier League, Massive Bash League, Caribbean Premier League and different franchise tournaments.

Throughout his 12-year stint at Mumbai Indians, he was part of 4 of MI’s 5 IPL title wins however was dominated out of the 2020 event because of private causes, when his father was unwell.

Malinga mentioned in a video on his YouTube channel, “The expertise I’ve gained within the final 17 years will now not be wanted on the sphere as I’ve determined to retire from T20I cricket to retire from all types of cricket.” “

He added, “However I’ll proceed to assist the youthful generations who try to uplift the spirit of the sport and I’ll all the time be with all those that love the game.” A fearsome pacer recognized for his harmful yorkers, the main wicket-taker in T20Is additionally has two T20I hat-tricks to his identify.

Malinga additionally took three hat-tricks in ODI cricket, his efficiency being recorded within the 2007 World Cup in opposition to South Africa within the West Indies.

He mentioned, ‘Right now is a really big day for me.

“I need to thank everybody who supported me throughout my T20 journey. I wish to thank the Sri Lankan Cricket Board and the crew members. And the Mumbai Indians cricket crew, particularly the house owners and officers of the crew.

“I might additionally prefer to thank the crew members and employees at Melbourne Stars, Kent, Rangpur Riders, Kayana Warriors, Maratha Arabians and Montero Tigers. Once I performed with all of you, I bought many experiences throughout my cricket journey.