Legendary Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all formats of the game after an illustrious career that spanned over more than a decade. A pace veteran and one of the finest T20 bowlers, the 38-year-old led Sri Lanka to a title victory in 2014 T20 World Cup.
Malinga, who took a total of 546 wickets across all formats for Sri Lanka, had already retired from Test cricket in 2011 and then from ODIs in 2019. However, he continued to play T20Is for the national side.
The cricket fraternity on Tuesday paid rich tributes to yorker king Lasith Malinga after he bid adieu to all forms of cricket, describing him as a legend whose contribution to the sport will survive the test of time.
Indian Journalist posted on Twitter why Indian great Rahul Dravid thinks Malinga is a genius in the game.
on the day #lasithmalinga announced his retirement, reminded of this excerpt from an interview with Rahul Dravid from a few years ago. Malinga was a genius because he could execute a tactic everyone knew fully well, yet could not counter at most times. pic.twitter.com/fZPmHbE0QW
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) September 14, 2021