Sri Lankan cricket team’s veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga has said goodbye to his international cricket career before the T20 World Cup. Malinga had already retired from ODI and Test cricket, he was available only for T20I cricket, but now he has also retired from the shortest format of the game. Recently, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board announced the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup and Malinga was not included in it.
Lasith Malinga announces retirement
Sri Lanka cricket team The stormy fast bowler Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement. Although Malinga had already said goodbye to Test and ODI cricket. Now he has also retired from T20 format. Recently, the board had announced the squad for the T20 World Cup, in which Malinga’s name was not included.
Only after this the veteran fast bowler announced his retirement. Malinga played his last T20I match against West Indies in March 2020. Since then he has not been seen in action. When he was not selected for the mega event, Malinga announced his retirement.
Malinga’s cricket career
Lasith Malinga played 30 Test matches for Sri Lanka in his career, taking 101 wickets at an average of 33.16. In ODI cricket, the fast bowler played 226 matches in which he took 338 wickets at an average of 28.87. In the shortest format of the game, Malinga played 83 matches, taking 107 wickets at an average of 20.79.
Apart from this, Malinga has also been a big name of IPL. They Mumbai Indians Spent a long time with But last year he withdrew his name from the IPL. Talking about statistics, Lasith Malinga played 122 matches in the IPL, taking 170 wickets at an average of 19.79.