Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has already retired from Tests and ODIs. This time he also said goodbye to T20 cricket.
“I am also taking off my T20 shoes and saying goodbye to all forms of cricket,” Malinga said. I would like to thank all those who have supported me throughout my T20 career.
I would like to thank the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Mumbai Indians, Melbourne Stars, Kent Cricket Club, Rangpur Riders, Guyana Warriors, Maratha Arabians and Montreal Tigers. Hopefully in the future I will be able to share my experience for young cricketers who want to play for franchise cricket and the national team.
Malinga made his Test debut in 2004. He played his last T20 in March last year. Malinga took 101 wickets in 30 Tests, 337 in 228 ODIs and 107 wickets in 64 T20s. He is the highest wicket taker in the history of T20.
Apart from playing for the national team, Malinga has played in tournaments like IPL, BPL, CPL, Big Bash and T-10. In all, Malinga, 38, has taken 390 wickets in 295 matches in T20 cricket.