CricketNews

Twitter Reacts As Lasith Malinga Draws Curtains On His Glittering International Career

Lasith Malinga bade adieu on his Youtube channel

One of the most menacing bowlers in the shortest format of the game chose to pull the curtain on his career today leaving behind an overwhelming legacy as Lasith Malinga called it a day.

The man terrorized batters with an extraordinary brand of mix that saw toe-crushers and rib-wreckers dance in unison to rattle the spirits of the best.

Once he was pulled off from the international assignments, it was just a matter of time for him to pull the plug on his glittering career that brought down dynasties at will.

Lasith Malinga in a new role

Lasith Malinga was seen in a new role recently, where on his YouTube channel he was dissecting Sri Lanka’s performances in their latest T20 affairs. That is where he dropped the bomb that left cricket fans with a heavy heart that he will no longer be a part of any form of cricket.

He pulled out of various franchise tournaments including the IPL previously as he wanted to keep himself preserved for that one last dance, but after being omitted from the national side for the imminent biennial extravaganza, he decided that it was time for him to hang the boots.

In a video on his YouTube channel, he quoted, “Today I decided I want to give 100% rest to my T20 bowling shoes,” he said. “I want to thank each and every one who supported me and blessed me throughout my T20 journey.” Malinga went on to thank the officials and teammates of all the major teams he has been a part of, from the Sri Lanka national side to Mumbai Indians

Advertisement
, Melbourne Stars, and various other sides from around the world.”

Malinga’s career at a glance

He belonged to the early days of wild experimentations in T20 cricket, where his wide-arm action would slingshot the messengers of devastation against the dreamy batters and leave them writhing in agony.

His variegated arsenal comprised those deadly toe-crushing inswinging yorkers, slow bouncers and the notable wide yorkers that eventually emerged as one of the biggest weapons against hard-hitters of the game.

His white-ball career saw him rack up glory like no other fast bowler, as he snapped up 390 international wickets at an economy rate of 7.07. His best bowling figures of 6 wickets for 7 runs is still deemed as one of the most impressive showdowns in international cricket.

Not once but in his white-ball career he pulled off the heroics of claiming four wickets in four consecutive twice.

Twitter was left heartbroken as they expected that this man would get one final T20 to announce his retirement. Sadly, for the trailblazer of the wide yorker, he had already seen his swansong.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Related Articles

Back to top button