Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending a decorated 16-year international career that began in 2004.
Malinga had already ended his Test (2011) and ODI (2019) careers, and by announcing his decision to step far away from T20 cricket, the 38-year-old marked his retirement from all forms.
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
Malinga played 30 Tests, 226 ODIs and 84 T20Is for Sri Lanka within which he picked 546 wickets (101 in Tests, 338 in ODIs, and 107 in T20Is) across formats.
A fearsome pacer known for his menacing yorkers, Malinga continues to be the leading wicket-taker within the shortest format of international cricket and therefore the first to finish a century of scalps in T20Is.