Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga retires from ODI cricket and took 338th wicket of his ODI career on his last delivery.
One of the best bowler in white-ball cricket, Lasith Malinga retires from ODI cricket. Malinga took a total of 338 wickets in his ODI career.
Malinga took Mustafizur Rahman’s wicket in his last ever ODI delivery. He ended his ODI career at peak as the ninth highest wicket-taker.
Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh in the first match at PR Stadium on Friday. Malinga who was playing his last ODI game stuck in his first over and bowled Bangladeshi captain for a duck. Lasith Malinga took three wickets in his last ODI match and gave only 38 runs.
“Classic Mali spell, Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so,” Bumrah tweeted.
“If I had to pick one match-winner among many others for @mipaltan in the last decade, this man will be on the top for sure. As a captain, he gives me breather during a tense situation and he never failed to deliver, such was his presence within the team. Best wishes LM for the future,” Sharma tweeted.
Lasith Malinga played a total of 226 ODI’s for Sri Lanka and took 338 wickets. He is the third-highest wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in ODI cricket.
The world will remember Malinga for his unique bowling action and indifferent hairstyle. Malinga is still a mystery for many batsmen as he has the great ability of bowling toe-breaking yorkers.
Lasith Malinga played his debut ODI match against UAE at Dambulla in the year 2004. Malinga has already hung his boots from Test cricket in the year 2011. Though, he will continue to play T20 cricket.