Colombo, September 14 (Agency)
Veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Known for his accurate yorkers, 38-year-old Malinga was the captain of the Sri Lankan team that won the T20 World Cup in 2014. He announced his decision to retire on social media. Malinga tweeted, ‘Saying goodbye to T20 and retiring from all forms of cricket. Grateful to all those who supported me during my journey and look forward to sharing my experiences with young cricketers in the years to come. Malinga took 107 wickets in 84 T20 Internationals, 338 wickets in 226 One Day Internationals and 101 wickets in 30 Tests. Malinga had retired from Test and one-day cricket in January this year but made himself available for T20 Internationals.
Last year, Malinga had expressed his desire to lead Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup which was to be held in Australia in October-November 2020 but the tournament got postponed due to Kovid-19 and now the T20 World Cup will be held next month.