Sri Lanka's legendary fast bowler Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from international cricket. Malinga, who captained the team in the T20 World Cup in 2014, has decided to retire from all forms of cricket. He conveyed this to all his fans by issuing a message on his social media account.
Malinga, who is included in the list of most dangerous fast bowlers in the world, earned his name in all three formats of cricket. Malinga, who took the wickets of the world's biggest batsmen with accurate yorker, had already retired from Test and ODI cricket. Malinga, who made his international debut in July 2004 with a Test against Australia, played his last match against West Indies on 6 March 2020.
Sri Lanka made T20 champion
It was under the captaincy of Lasith Malinga that the Sri Lankan cricket team won the T20 World Cup title in 2014. The Sri Lankan team won this trophy after defeating the Indian team by 6 wickets in the final. Malinga took 338 wickets in 226 ODI matches while he has 107 wickets in 84 T20 matches. Malinga, who played 30 Test matches, took 101 wickets in this format.
Malinga's name record
Considered the king of T20, Malinga has taken 107 wickets in international cricket. Playing 84 T20 International matches, he has achieved this wicket by taking five wickets twice. His best T20 performance is 5 for 6 against New Zealand at Pallikal in 2019.
In IPL also, Malinga is at the top in taking most wickets. He has taken 179 wickets in 122 matches. His best performance has been taking 5 wickets for 13 runs. He has taken 4 or more wickets in a match 6 times in IPL.