Sri Lankan Bowler Malinga Retires from T20 Cricket to End Career

Sri Lankan cricket bowler Lasith Malinga announced his retirement on Tuesday, September 14, which ends his successful international cricket career which started in 2004. 

BBC reported that the 38-year old athlete recorded 107 T20 international wickets at 20.79 apiece. Malinga only competed in worldwide T20 competitions and retired from Tests in 2011, one-day internationals in 2019, and this year’s franchise cricket. 

Malinga led the Sri Lankan T20 team to triumph in the 2014 World Cup and was the sole bowler to have taken four wickets in four balls straight in two events held in international cricket. He is also an Indian Premier League (IPL) legend and still regarded to be the most successful bowler in the tournament’s history with 170 wickets in 122 matches. 

Malinga expressed gratitude to his former teammates and those he had represented in his legacy. He also said that he learned a lot after competing in cricket tournaments and wanted to share his experiences throughout his career to aspiring cricketers in the future.


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