Legendary Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
Confirming his announcement from the shortest format of the sport through his official YouTube channel, Malinga expressed gratitude to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and the former cricketer also thanked his franchise teams including the likes of Mumbai Indians, Melbourne Stars, and Kent Cricket Club.
Hanging up my #T20 shoes and #retiring from all forms of cricket! Thankful to all those who supported me in my journey, and looking forward to sharing my experience with young cricketers in the years to come.https://t.co/JgGWhETRwm #LasithMalinga #Ninety9— Lasith Malinga (@ninety9sl) September 14, 2021
"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.
Malinga, who took a total of 546 wickets across all formats for Sri Lanka, had already retired from Test cricket in 2011 and ODIs in 2019 but continued to play T20Is for the national side.