The Sri Lanka tempo veteran on Tuesday introduced his retirement from all kinds of cricket after terrorising the world’s finest batsmen for over a decade and a half with his toe-crushing yorkers delivered from a low and distinct sling-arm motion.
A white ball legend in his personal proper and one of the best T20 bowlers, the 38-12 months-outdated was captain of Sri Lanka’s 2014 T20 World Cup successful workforce. He posted a message on his social media account asserting his determination.
Hanging up my #T20 sneakers and #retiring from all kinds of cricket! Thankful to all those that supported me in my jour… https://t.co/blr0xPKMSb
— Lasith Malinga (@ninety9sl) 1631621090000
Wishing him on a profitable profession, the sport’s governing physique ICC wrote: “Happy retirement, Yorker King.”
Happy retirement, Yorker king 👑#NewCoverPic | @ninety9sl https://t.co/k90luSpTPl
— ICC (@ICC) 1631628023000
Jasprit Bumrah, who shaped a formidable pair with Malinga for the IPL workforce Mumbai Indians, additionally congratulated him.
“Congratulations on an illustrious career, Mali and all the very best for everything the future holds. It was a pleasure playing alongside you,” Bumrah wrote.
Congratulations on an illustrious profession, Mali and all the easiest for every little thing the longer term holds. It was a plea… https://t.co/BTGwCqqvim
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) 1631626178000
During his 12-12 months stint at Mumbai Indians, he was half of MI’s 4 of the 5 IPL title triumphs however had opted out of the 2020 match as a consequence of private causes at a time when his father was not maintaining properly.
Mumbai Indians thanked him for all the great reminiscences: “Popular sounds from Mumbai: Local train passing by, BEST bus horn, Kali-pili taxi meter, and wankhade buzzing with MA-LIN-GAAA. Thank you Mali for all the memories!,” it wrote.
Popular sounds from Mumbai:🔹Local practice passing by🔹BEST bus horn🔹Kali-pili taxi meter𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗪𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗵𝗲𝗱𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘇𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵… https://t.co/P0ct6hy2WW
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1631626334000
Malinga, who has performed a staggering 122 IPL matches, has 170 wickets to his credit score, the very best within the money-wealthy league, with the perfect bowling figures of 5/13.
Sunrisers Hyderabad additionally bid him a farewell.
“A legend bids adieu to the sport. Congratulations on a fabulous career, Lasith Malinga!,” the franchise tweeted.
A legend bids adieu to the game. Congratulations on a wonderful profession, Lasith Malinga! 🧡 https://t.co/fTRj9KlV6x
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) 1631626127000
Malinga, who took a complete of 546 wickets throughout all codecs for Sri Lanka, had already retired from Test cricket in 2011 and after that from ODIs as properly however continued to play T20Is for the nationwide facet.
He wasn’t named in Sri Lanka’s squad for the upcoming World Cup.
Former Sri Lankan skippers and his teammates Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene too praised him on his excellent profession.
“Congrats on an awesome career. Your contribution to Sri Lanka and world cricket will stand for all time. Been such a pleasure playing with you. All the very best in what you decide to do from now. So much knowledge to give. Legend!!!,” Sangakkara tweeted.
Congrats on an superior profession. Your contribution to Sri Lanka and world cricket will stand forever. Been such… https://t.co/oN9oBu7Mg3
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) 1631624493000
Jayawardena remembered the primary occasion when he had confronted him on the nets.
“Time I first faced you in the Galle nets as an 18 year old net bowler to the Curly coloured hair icon you have left us with amazing memories!! Fantastic team mate.. wishing you all the very best my friend and thank you!!,” he wrote.
Time I first confronted you within the Galle nets as a 18 12 months outdated internet bowler to the Curly colored hair icon you have got left… https://t.co/aPxd9Aqh2Q
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) 1631627267000
He picked up 107 wickets in 84 T20 Internationals, 338 scalps in 226 ODIs and 101 wickets in 30 Tests.
He was the primary bowler to bag 100 T20I wickets and finishes fourth within the highest wicket-taker class within the record behind Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir and Sunil Narine.
The Sri Lanka pacer had additionally introduced his retirement from franchise cricket in January this 12 months after being launched by Mumbai Indians.
Former Sri Lankan cricketer Russel Arnold additionally congratulated him on his superb profession.
“Peththa. How unique .. what a star .. one of a kind on and off the field .. Great memories . Well done on an amazing career and wish you well in retirement,” he wrote.
Peththa 💪🏾💪🏾. How distinctive .. what a star .. one of a form on and off the sector .. Great reminiscences . Well finished on an a… https://t.co/mrhznz2aZO
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) 1631628999000
Left-handed Indian batsman Abhinav Mukund, who performed for Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, wrote: “An inspiration to anyone taking up cricket professionally from tennis ball,his unorthodox style redefined #t20 bowling.
“Many cherished his loss of life bowling, however my favorite was the in-swinging yorker with the brand new ball. Happy retirement.”
An inspiration to anyone taking up cricket professionally from tennis ball,his unorthodox style redefined #t20 bowl… https://t.co/KKBfoq7mnt
— Abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) 1631626445000