Sri Lankan fast bowler Leith Malinga has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Sharing his video in a tweet on the social networking site, Sri Lankan fast bowler Leith Malinga wrote, “I have also hung up my T-shirt and now he will rest.”
Hanging up my #T20 shoes and #retiring from all forms of cricket! 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.https://t.co/JgGWhETRwm #LasithMalinga #Ninety9
— Lasith Malinga (@ninety9sl) September 14, 2021
The T20 specialist has announced his retirement from T20 cricket after Tests and ODIs, meaning Malanga will no longer be seen in action in any form of cricket. The fast bowler announced his retirement from Test cricket in 2011, ODIs in 2019 and franchise cricket this year.
In his tweet, the former Sri Lankan captain said: “I would like to thank all those who made my journey a success. I look forward to sharing my experience with the young players in the future.”
Sri Lanka won the T20 World Cup in 2014 under the captaincy of Leith Malinga when they played their last T20 match for Sri Lanka against the West Indies in March last year.
Leicester Malinga, popularly known as the Yorker King, has taken the most 107 wickets in T20 cricket so far and 2 hat tricks are also in his record.
Leith Malinga took 546 wickets in 33 Tests, 226 ODIs and 84 T20I matches representing Sri Lanka.