Sri Lanka superstar retires from cricket

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Fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who captained Sri Lanka to its 2014 T20 World Cup victory, retired from playing cricket connected Tuesday.

Lasith Malinga successful enactment against Australia successful 2019. (Getty)

“Hanging up my T20 shoes and retiring from each forms of cricket!" helium wrote connected Twitter. "... looking guardant to sharing my acquisition with young cricketers successful the years to come."

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The announcement by 38-year-old Malinga came days aft helium missed retired connected being picked for a sixth T20 World Cup, though helium had not played for his state successful 18 months.

Malinga had agelong retired from trial cricket, and discontinue one-day internationals successful 2019.

He retires with the astir wickets successful T20s, 107 from 84 matches, though that volition beryllium surpassed soon by Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh, who was 1 wicket behind.

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The shaggy-haired Malinga helped Sri Lanka scope the T20 World Cup finals successful 2009 and 2012, but the item was winning successful 2014, beating India successful the last successful Dhaka. He was made skipper midway done the event.

He besides was a large contributor to Sri Lanka reaching the Cricket World Cup finals successful 2007 and 2011.

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