Mumbai: Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga, who played for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL tournament, has decided to retire from the cricket franchise. In early January 2021, this cricketer informed the management of the Indians of Mumbai of his decision. Malinga had told this franchisee that he would not be present for the detention.
Lasith Malinga said: “ After talking to my family, I thought it was the right time for every franchise to retire from cricket. The circumstances of the outbreak and the strict travel rules are why personal circumstances prevent me from breaking through cricket, so this is the right decision right now.
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Lasith Malinga said: “I also spoke to the Indians in Mumbai about this, they supported and understood my arguments. I want to thank the Ambani family, all members of the franchise and the fans who have given me the opportunity to play my natural game.
Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani said in his statement: ‘The team management have reportedly respected Lasith Malinga’s decision, so she is not part of the club’s 18-member retention squad announced. Wednesday. , Lasith Malinga has been an important member of the Indians of Mumbai for 12 years.
You gave us 170 moments to celebrate. But the most memorable came on the last ball of the match. You smiled, you bowled, you won and for that we say #ThankYouMalinga
– Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) January 20, 2021
Akash Ambani added: “ I wanted him to be part of our bowling attack for the next 5 years, he is the legend of the team. His contribution to the Indians of Mumbai is incomparable. We will always remember calling his name in Wankhede, he will always be in the hearts of us and Mumbai fans.
Malinga took a record 170 wickets in the history of the IPL tournament. The 37-year-old Sri Lankan player has retired from the ODIs and the cricket test, but he plays at T20 International. He hopes to be part of the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in India this year.