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Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah Pays Tribute To “Match Winner” Lasith Malinga As He Bids Adieu To ODIs

Written by Vipin Darwade

Rohit Sharma took to Twitter to wish his Mumbai Indians’ teammate Lasith Malinga as he bid adieu to One-Day International (ODI) cricket on Friday.

“If I had to pick one match winner among many others for @mipaltan in the last decade, this man will be on the top for sure. As a captain he give me breather during tense situation and he never failed to deliver, such was his presence within the team. Best wishes LM for the future,” Rohit Sharma wrote.

Apart from Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah too tweeted a special message for his idol and Mumbai Indians’ teammate.

“Classic Mali spell Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so,” Bumrah tweeted.

Lasith Malinga, 35, featured in his last ODI appearance in Colombo on Friday against Bangladesh in the first match of the three-match series.

In the match, Lasith Malinga was on the mark from the beginning as he dismissed Bangladesh skipper Tamim Iqbal in the very first over of the innings.

Chasing 314, Bangladesh were bowled out for 223 inside 42 overs as Sri Lanka registered an easy 91-run win. Malinga finished his last ODI with figures of three for 38.

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