The 38-year-old posted a message on his social media account asserting his determination.
Sri Lanka tempo veteran Lasith Malinga, who terrorised the world’s greatest batsmen together with his toe-crushing yorkers delivered from a low and sling-arm motion, on Tuesday introduced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
The 38-year-old, who was captain of Sri Lanka’s 2014 T20 World Cup successful workforce, posted a message on his social media account asserting his determination.
“Hanging up my T20 footwear and retiring from all forms of cricket! Thankful to all those that supported me in my journey, and searching ahead to sharing my expertise with younger cricketers within the years to come back,” Malinga tweeted.
Malinga had retired from Test and ODI cricket in January this 12 months however was but to name it quits from T20 internationals.
Last 12 months, he had expressed his want to guide Sri Lanka within the T20 World Cup, which was initially scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November 2020 however might be held subsequent month after a COVID-forced postponement.
“I’m wanting ahead to assist kids and information them within the coming years,” he mentioned as he thanked his nationwide workforce and all the franchises that he has performed for, together with IPL workforce Mumbai Indians.
“I wish to give 100 per cent relaxation to my T20 footwear. While my footwear will relaxation, my love for the sport won’t ever ask for relaxation,” a smiling Malinga added within the video.
Malinga, who has performed a staggering 122 IPL matches, has 170 wickets to his credit score, the very best within the cash-rich league, with one of the best bowling figures of 5/13.
He picked up 107 wickets in 84 T20 Internationals, 338 scalps in 226 ODIs and 101 wickets in 30 Tests.