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Twitter Reactions: Lasith Malinga retires from ODI cricket with 'win' on and off the field

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 27 July 2019, 01:27 PM
Lasith Malinga claimed 3/38 in his last ODI appearance against Bangladesh on Friday (Image Credit: Twitter)
Lasith Malinga claimed 3/38 in his last ODI appearance against Bangladesh on Friday (Image Credit: Twitter)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Lasith Malinga claimed 3/38 in his last ODI game against Bangladesh. 
    • Malinga finished his illustrious ODI career with 338 wickets. 
    • Lasith Malinga will continue to play T20 cricket for Sri Lanka. 

Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga, who has been nothing short of a legend to the game of cricket has finally hung his boots as he bows out of One-Day International career. He leaves the cricket arena by helping his team defeat Bangladesh in the first of the three-match ODI series in Colombo.

Malinga, who recently became the highest wicket-taker for Lankans in the World Cup, had announced his retirement a few days after the quadrennial tournament and wanted to play in front of the home crowd for one last time.

The right-handed fast bowler had made a splash in international cricket in 2004 and immediately come into attention thanks to his unique slingy side-on action. His ability to bowl yorkers at high speed soon endeared him to fans all over the world. However, he couldn’t sustain his speed and fitness in the longest format and had to call time on his Test career in 2010 to prolong his white-ball sojourn.

The cricket fraternity around the globe wished him well on what has been an illustrious career. With this, News Nation brings to you the best tweets you will find on internet today:

First Published: Saturday, July 27, 2019 01:22 PM
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