Veteran Malinga announces his retirement day
Sri Lanka’s experienced and fast bowler Lasith Malinga announced on 23 July that he will be retiring from ODI matches after the first game of one-day international series against Bangladesh.
Lasith Malinga: “I am retiring— Sara Anam (@The_Sara_Anam) July 23, 2019
from ODI cricket on 26th July
after the 1st of 3 game ODI series
If it’s possible come to
R.Premadasa Stadium on that day
to see me playing an ODI for SL
for one last time”#SLvBAN #Malinga
He was selected in Sri Lanka’s 22-members team for the upcoming three-days ODIs against Bangladesh at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium which will be starting from 26 July. But it was clear in the official announcement that Malinga will be available for Twenty20 Internationals.
Let’s have a glimpse of what people say about Veteran Lasith Malinga!
One of my friends just said, the last person from our generation of cricketers are retiring and that we are attending a funeral (Death of SL Cricket as we know it).— Nirushi J (@Nirushi) July 23, 2019
That hit me real hard. 🙁 #Malinga#SLvBAN
Kissing the ODI ball goodbye! 👋— The Bodog Life (@thebodoglife) July 23, 2019
🔥335 scalps in 219 innings (3rd highest in Sri Lanka)
🔥Sri Lanka's highest #WorldCup wicket-taker (13 in 7 innings)
Having retired from Tests in 2011, Lasith #Malinga will call it quits in ODIs after the first of 3 matches against Bangladesh pic.twitter.com/pBuMUFPJgo
A true champion in every sense. #Malinga you've done great things for @OfficialSLC! Take a bow! Hope to see you play #T20s atleast till the world cup next year. Thank you for the memories, #ThankYouMalinga https://t.co/SSbgblnhbz— Jagana Krishnakumar (@Jagana_JK) July 23, 2019