Lasith Malinga-Sri Lanka limited-overs captain has announced his retire from the game after next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Malinga made this announcement following Sri Lanka’s 16-run loss against South Africa in the second T20I. He said in his recent interview “I want to end my career after playing T20 Wordcup.”
The fast bowler made his Sri Lanka debut in 2004 and has played 218 ODIs, 30 Tests and 72 T20Is. Malinga is Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker in T20Is. He is the team’s third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs too, behind Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan.
Malinga has been a part of Mumbai Indians in the IPL since the fourth season. He also served as their bowling mentor in 2018. He remains the highest wicket-taker in the tournament’s history, with 154 wickets at an economy rate of 6.86 despite not having played last season.
Malinga has made records in the history of international cricket and has shown great performances. All his fans will surely miss him on the field.