Unsold in IPL auction, Lasith Malinga to mentor Mumbai Indians bowlers

Updated: 08 February, 2018 14:20 IST | PTI |

Mumbai Indians yesterday appointed Sri Lankan International and one of its longest-serving member player, Lasith Malinga as the bowling mentor of the team for the upcoming Indian Premier League. Malinga, with a base price of Rs 1 crore

Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga

Mumbai Indians yesterday appointed Sri Lankan International and one of its longest serving member player, Lasith Malinga as the bowling mentor of the team for the upcoming Indian Premier League. Malinga, with a base price of Rs 1 crore, remained unsold in the IPL auction last month.

Malinga has been the core of Mumbai Indians' winning combination in the last decade. The Sri Lankan has played 110 matches of the 157 games the franchise has played so far. Malinga will join the support staff headed by coach Mahela Jayawardene, bowling coach Shane Bond, batting coach Robin Singh and newly-appointed fielding coach James Pemment.

"It's a great opportunity to be present with, and an honour to continue my association with Mumbai Indians. Mumbai has been my home away from home for the last decade. As a player, I have enjoyed the journey with Mumbai Indians and now as mentor, I look forward to the new chapter," said Malinga.

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First Published: 08 February, 2018 08:39 IST

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