Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from T20 cricket. Malinga had already retired from Tests in 2011 and from ODIs in 2019.
“Today is a very special day for me. I want to thank each one of you who have supported me throughout my T20 career. Today I have decided to give 100 per cent rest to my T20 bowling shoes,” he said. “I want to thank Sri Lanka cricket board, Mumbai Indians, Melbourne Stars, Kent Cricket Club, Rangpur Riders, Guyana Warriors, Maratha Warriors and Montreal Tigers. I now want to share my experience with young cricketers who want to play franchise cricket and for their national team.”
“While my shoes rest, my love for the game will never ask for rest. Looking forward to seeing our youngsters make history.”