Latest Cricket News: On Tuesday, Lasith Malinga declared his retirement from all forms of cricket. He had previously retired from Tests and ODIs, but now he has decided to hang up his T20 boots, implying that he will never play competitive cricket again. Malinga quits after establishing himself as one of the best on the international scene, including leading Sri Lanka to their only T20 World Cup victory in 2014.
Overall, the right-arm bowler took 101 wickets in 30 Tests, 338 wickets in 226 ODIs, and 107 wickets in 83 T20Is with his trademark slingy motion. Despite not playing in the IPL for a few seasons, he is the top wicket-taker in the event with 170 wickets in 122 matches.
As soon as the news of Malinga’s retirement from international cricket was announced, the Internet was flooded with condolences and accolades. While some users dubbed him “the best T20 bowler the world has ever seen,” fans from all across the world wished him well in his retirement.
“He’ll be remembered for his toe-crushing yorkers for the rest of his life! What a sporting legend! Thank you very much, Lasith “Another Twitter user was cited.
Take a look at some of the finest Twitter reactions here:
The Best T20 bowler world have ever seen 🦁.
Happy Retirement Legend, Enjoy your life post cricket ❤️. pic.twitter.com/ssNj29KGeh
— SilentlyFluent (@SilentlyFluent) September 14, 2021
There Is None Here Who Hasn't Copied This Bowling Action In Their Childhood 🙂 Always Put A Smile On The Face Even After Hitting Boundaries By Batsman !!! A Great Player #Lasithmalinga @mipaltan#malinga @ICC pic.twitter.com/ztD8V7TZCc
— Saumil Patel (@saumil_p_patel) September 14, 2021
— Sachin Deshwal 🇮🇳 (@iSachinDeshwal) September 14, 2021
Congratulations on your wonderful career Mali.!! Wish u all the best
We gonna miss you ❤️
The best T20 bowler, Yorker King, Hatrick Specialist
Thank you Malinga @ninety9sl #LasithMalinga pic.twitter.com/2ypdThjonh
— Cricket Fan (@srushti934519) September 14, 2021
"There has never been a bowler like him, and there never will be."
— ABDULLAH NEAZ (@AbdullahNeaz) September 14, 2021
Thank You #LasithMalinga
For Everything 🥺💙🙏
— Mumbai Indians TN (@MumbaiIndiansTN) September 14, 2021
Srilankan Bowling Legend Lasith Malinga retires from all form of Cricket.
— BlackSheep Sports (@bssportsoffl) September 14, 2021
Malinga’s IPL franchise, the Mumbai Indians, said earlier this year that Lasith Malinga had informed them of his decision to hang up his T20 cricket boots and that he would not be retained in the squad this year. He last played for Sri Lanka in a T20I against the West Indies in March 2020. While there were speculations that he would be considered for the T20 World Cup, his name was not on the list when the roster for the tournament was released last week.
In a social media message, Maling announced his retirement.
“I’m hanging up my #T20 boots and calling it quits on all forms of cricket! Thank you to everyone who has helped me along the way, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with young cricketers in the future “He added a link to a video message from him in his statement.
Here’s what he said on Twitter:
Hanging up my #T20 shoes and #retiring from all forms of cricket! Thankful to all those who supported me in my journey, and looking forward to sharing my experience with young cricketers in the years to come.https://t.co/JgGWhETRwm #LasithMalinga #Ninety9
— Lasith Malinga (@ninety9sl) September 14, 2021
For live cricket news, cricket match updates, live cricket match, latest cricket news and other cricket news follow Livematchupdates.com.