Lasith Malinga has decided to call curtains on his T20 career as well as he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday, September 14. The Sri Lankan cricketer took it to his official Twitter account to make the announcement about the same. Malinga posted a video on Twitter wherein he spoke about his experiences and extended a warm thanks to all those who were a part of his journey.
He thanked the Sri Lankan Cricket board and all the T20 franchises across the globe that he played for. He also expressed his eagerness on sharing his experiences with the budding cricketers who wish to play for their country and the franchise cricket as well.
Malinga captioned the Tweet as: “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.”
Regarded as one of the best pacers to have graced the cricket field, Malinga made a name for himself with his inswinging yorkers. Long hairs colored in hues of golden, an ever-charming smile, and the slinging action all came together to unfold his magic on the pitch. He honed his craft by standing tall for the team in crunch moments and providing the side with much-needed breakthroughs.
Malinga's lethal Yorkers, the deceptive slower balls, and excellent bouncers were all combined by his street smart plans to dominate the batters. The master of bowling toe-crushing Yorkers, Malinga has scalped 390 wickets in the shortest format and is considered as one of the greatest to have played the T20 format. The speedster has picked up 107 wickets from 84 T20I matches.