Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene lavished reward on compatriot Lasith Malinga after the quick bowler introduced his retirement from all types of cricket on Tuesday. Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene pay wealthy tribute to Lasith Malinga. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMalinga retired from T20I cricket to deliver an finish to an excellent worldwide professionSangakkara mentioned Malinga’s contribution to Sri Lanka and world cricket will stand foreverJayawardene mentioned that Lasith Malinga has left everybody with “amazing” memoriesFormer Sri Lanka skippers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene paid wealthy tribute to compatriot Lasith Malinga after the enduring pacer introduced his retirement from all types of cricket on Tuesday. Sangakkara hailed Malinga, saying his contribution to Sri Lanka and world cricket will stand forever.
“Congrats on an awesome career. Your contribution to Sri Lanka and world cricket will stand for all time. Been such a pleasure playing with you. All the very best in what you decide to do from now. So much knowledge to give. Legend,” Sangakkara tweeted.Congrats on an superior profession. Your contribution to Sri Lanka and world cricket will stand forever. Been such a pleasure taking part in with you. All the perfect in what you resolve to do from now. So a lot information to offer. Legend !!! https://t.co/iuvu3pI9ip— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) September 14, 2021
Jayawardene recalled the primary time he confronted Malinga in nets and mentioned the quick bowler has left everybody with “amazing” recollections.Time I first confronted you within the Galle nets as a 18 yr previous internet bowler to the Curly colored hair icon you might have left us with superb recollections!! Fantastic group mate.. wishing you all the perfect my pal and thanks!! https://t.co/IV7HiZLh0i— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) September 14, 2021
“Time I first faced you in the Galle nets as a 18 year old net bowler to the Curly coloured hair icon you have left us with amazing memories!! Fantastic team mate.. wishing you all the very best my friend and thank you!!” Jayawardene tweeted.Malinga, identified for his unorthodox bowling motion and toe-crushing yorkers, continued to play T20 matches after quitting Test cricket in 2011 and one-day internationals in 2015. His final T20 recreation was towards the West Indies in March 2020.”Hanging up my T20 shoes and retiring from all forms of cricket,” Malinga mentioned on Twitter. “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.”Hanging up my #T20 footwear and #retiring from all types of cricket! Thankful to all those that supported me in my journey, and looking out ahead to sharing my expertise with younger cricketers within the years to come back.https://t.co/JgGWhETRwm #LasithMalinga #Ninety9— Lasith Malinga (@ninety9sl) September 14, 2021
Malinga, who made his Sri Lanka debut towards Australia in a Test in 2004, gained a popularity for his searing in-swinging yorkers that had been laborious to play as a result of his distinctive round-arm supply motion.The 38-year-old took 546 worldwide wickets, together with a report 107 in T20s. He was a member of the squad that reached the one-day World Cup ultimate in 2011 and captained the aspect that received the 2014 T20 World Cup.Click right here for IndiaToday.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.