In his 16-year international career, Malinga played 340 matches, which included 30 Tests, 226 ODIs and 84 T20 matches. In this, he took a total of 546 wickets. If wickets are seen according to different formats, then 101 wickets in Test, 338 in ODI and 107 in T20 are included. Lasith Malinga has turned 38 and last landed on the cricket field in March 2020. Giving information about his retirement, Malinga said, 'I am hanging my T20 shoes and retiring from all forms of cricket. Grateful to everyone who supported me in my journey and want to share my experience with young cricketers in the years to come.
Malinga made three amazing records
Lasith Malinga first caught everyone's attention due to his unique bowling action. Due to the sling action, he made many amazing records on the cricket field. These include taking 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls in International cricket 2 times, taking 3 hat-tricks in One Day International and scoring 5 hat-tricks in International cricket. Malinga who was called Death Over Specialist. He has also made Sri Lanka the world winner of the T20 World Cup under his captaincy. He did this feat while winning the T20 World Cup of 2014. Sri Lanka won the T20 World Cup for the first time by defeating India under the captaincy of Malinga.
JUST IN: Lasith Malinga has announced retirement from all forms of cricket. pic.twitter.com/NYrfgpQPqR— ICC (@ICC) September 14, 2021
This is how Malinga's international career passed
Lasith Malinga made his debut in international cricket in 2004. He started through Test cricket. He made his debut against Australia in July 2004. However, this format did not last long. His Test career came to a halt after 30 Tests. In 2010, he last played for Sri Lanka in the white jersey. However, he got a lot of success in ODIs and T20s. After his debut against UAE in July 2004, he played 226 ODIs and took 338 wickets. July 2019 saw his last ODI against Bangladesh. Similarly, in June 2006, Malinga made his T20 debut against England. Then played 84 matches and took 107 wickets. His last match in this format was against West Indies in March 2020.
Malinga was the base of Mumbai Indians
Malinga's career is incomplete without the mention of the IPL team Mumbai Indians. He achieved a lot of success with this team. Malinga took a total of 170 wickets for Mumbai Indians in IPL, in which he took 4 wickets 6 times and took 5 wickets once. Due to his brilliant bowling in the final of IPL 2019, Mumbai defeated Chennai Super Kings by one run and won the title for the fourth time.