Sri Lanka’s 2014 T20 World Cup winning captain Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from T20Is, marking his retirement from all formats of the game.
Malinga posted a message on his social media account announcing his decision.
He also posted a video on his YouTube channel, with a compilation of his wickets in T20s.
He captioned the video “While my shoes will rest my love for the game will never rest”.
Malinga said “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 remains the highest wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League to date. He is also the holder of a few unique feats for Sri Lanka.
He has taken five hat-tricks in international cricket. He has also taken 4 wickets off 4 consecutive balls twice in international cricket.