Sachin Tendukar, Jasprit Bumrah react to Lasith Malinga's ODI retirement
As Lasith Malinga took retirement after taking last wicket against Bangladesh, Jasprit Bumrah and other prominent cricket personalities shared messages for the speedster on social media.
Lasith Malinga brought curtains to his ODI career after the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The pacer known to have reinvented the yorker ball in ODI cricket has left behind his stamp on the shorter format of the game.
Similar to Lasith Malinga in more ways than one, Jasprit Bumrah says he will "continue to admire" the Sri Lankan pace ace, who ended his career in a blaze of glory.
Slinger Malinga rattled Bangladesh with a fiery spell in his final ODI, signing off in style with figures of 3-38 in Colombo. "Classic Mali spell. Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so," Bumrah wrote on his twitter handle.
Classic Mali spell ð¯ Thank you for everything you've done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so ð¤.— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) July 26, 2019
Lasith Malinga is admired by the whole cricketing fraternity for his impact on ODI cricket and they left no stone unturned to with the pacer on his retirement from the format of the game:
The little prayer before his run-up. The little kiss on that white object. The slingy action. All for one last time in ODI cricket. Lasith Malinga for one last time in ODI cricket ðð±ð°#OneFamily #CricketMeriJaan— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 26, 2019
Congratulations on the glorious journey Yorker King #Malinga. There will never be another toe crusher like you again. Best wishes for your future endeavours. ð#LasithMalinga pic.twitter.com/Uf0iD3SHdL— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 26, 2019
Another fast bowler calls it a day. Nothing but admiration for the mighty Lasith Malinga who is one of the greats of the white ball game. Big hearted, smiling and tough underneath the friendly air. A torch-bearer for the unorthodox.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 26, 2019
With inputs from PTI
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