Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka’s 2014 T20 World Cup winning captain, has announced his retirement from T20Is, marking his retirement from all formats of the game.
Malinga posted a message on his social media account announcing his decision. He also posted a video on his YouTube channel, showing a compilation of his wickets in T20s. “While my shoes will rest my love for the game will never rest,” he captioned the video.
Malinga’s post on social media on Tuesday was:
“Message from Lasith Malinga
The experience that I have gained through the past 17 years will no longer be needed in the field since I have decided to retire from T20I Cricket marking my retirement from all formats of cricket.
May the triple gem bless you all!
Sri Lanka Cricket
Guyana Amazon Warriors
Malinga remains the highest wicket-taker in the IPL till now. Amit Mishra, the second highest wicket-taker, at 166 wickets, is still 4 wickets behind him.
He is also the holder of a few unique feats for Sri Lanka. He has taken five hat-tricks in international cricket. He has also taken 4 wickets off 4 consecutive balls twice in international cricket.