India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah showcased his brilliance in the recently concluded Test series against West Indies, in which he picked up two five-wicket hauls, and also became the third Indian to take a hat-trick in the longest format. But the heroics of Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga in the 3rd T20I against New Zealand on Friday in Pallekele left even the Indian seamer impressed.The 38-year-old bowler picked up four wickets in four balls, becoming the only bowler in history to do so both in ODIs and in T20Is.
In a tweet, Bumrah wrote: “History maker #Malinga. Simply amazing,” and gave the bowler a five-star for his stunning effort.
Malinga finished with figures of 5/6 in his four overs, and became the first bowler to cross 100 wickets in the shortest format. The pacer has now 104 wickets in T20Is. With his effort, Sri Lanka managed to bundle out the Kiwis for 88 after setting them a target of 127 runs to chase.