Sri Lanka’s 2014 T20 World Cup winning captain Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
“Today is a very special day for me, I want to thank everyone who supported and blessed me throughout my T20 career.” Malinga said on his official YouTube channel.
“Playing with you all, I got many experiences during my cricket injury. And I will share it [experience] With young cricketers in the future.” she added.
Malinga also thanked the team members and officials of Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC), Mumbai Indians, Melbourne Stars, Kent Cricket, Rangpur Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Maratha Arabians and Montreal Tigers.
The star speedster played for the five-time champion Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is the most successful bowler in the cash-rich league.
Malinga holds the record for taking most wickets in IPL history. He played 122 matches in IPL and took 170 wickets. His best bowling figures in IPL are five wickets for 13 runs.
Lasith Malinga announced his retirement from cricket. There are 5 hat-tricks in international cricket. He has taken 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls twice in international cricket. Was the captain when SL won the T20 WC in 2014. He is the highest wicket taker in IPL
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) September 14, 2021
It is worth noting that in January, Lasith Malinga had retired from franchise cricket. The Sri Lankan fast bowler then informed His verdict for Mumbai Indians Management, making itself unavailable for the champion side’s retention wish list.
Malinga made his Test debut in July 2004 against Australia. 16 days after his Test debut, Malinga made his debut in ODI cricket.
Known for his toe-crushing yorker, Malinga has twice taken 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls in international cricket.
Malinga, who finished with 107 wickets in the shortest format, made his T20I debut against England in June 2006.