New Delhi: The T20 World Cup 2021 will start from October 17 in the UAE and Oman. No one gave a chance to a dangerous bowler in world cricket than Jasprit Bumrah in this mega event of ICC, after which this bowler left cricket. Actually, T20 cricket veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga was not selected in the Sri Lankan team for the T20 World Cup 2021, after which Malinga retired from cricket only last month.
This dangerous bowler is not part of T20 World Cup
Talking about Lasith Malinga, he is considered to be the most dangerous fast bowler in the world in T20 format. Lasith Malinga holds the record for taking the most wickets in T20 International cricket with 107 wickets. Lasith Malinga has taken 170 wickets in IPL. It is surprising not to find a place for a deadly bowler like Lasith Malinga in Sri Lanka’s T20 World Cup squad. There is a dearth of experienced players in the Sri Lankan team anyway.
big price to pay
In such a situation, playing Malinga could prove to be a profitable deal for him. Now that Malinga is not there, then maybe Sri Lanka will have to pay a big price in the T20 World Cup. Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is considered a T20 specialist. Malinga participated in the Mahakumbh of cricket 6 times from the first T20 World Cup in the year 2007 to 2016 and took 38 wickets in 31 matches played during this time at an impressive average of 20.07 and economy of 7.43.
match winning bowler
Lasith Malinga’s best performance was 5 for 31. Whenever there is talk of the best and match-winning bowlers in cricket, then Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga will also have a special place in it. He has performed tremendously for Sri Lanka many times, especially in the ODI and T20 formats. Despite this, he did not get a chance in the T20 World Cup.
Played the last T20 match of the career in March 2020
Malinga, who was the captain of the Sri Lankan team that won the T20 World Cup in 2014, has already retired from Tests and ODIs. He played his last T20 match in March 2020. Since then, neither he went to play in the IPL nor did he play any match in the Lanka Premier League.
Malinga was different from other bowlers
Malinga took 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup. After this, Malinga also took a hat-trick against Kenya in the 2011 World Cup. Malinga is the only bowler in the world who has taken the hat-trick thrice in ODIs. Malinga also covered 155.7 km against New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup. The ball was thrown at the speed of one hour.
Malinga’s personal life is quite interesting
Lasith Malinga’s personal life is also very interesting. This bowler, who forced the big stalwarts to bow before his speed on the field, had become ‘bold’ on a smile of Tania Minoli Perera. Lasith Malinga had come to do an adshoot, the manager of that event was Tania. The journey of this meeting reached till marriage. Lasith Malinga was born on August 28, 1983 in Galle. Malinga is also called ‘Slinga Malinga’ because of his deadly bowling.
Malinga’s wife made a shocking disclosure
Malinga’s wife Tania had revealed their love story in an interview. He had said, ‘Lasith Malinga and I met for the first time in a hotel in Hikkaduwa. There Malinga had come in connection with an adshoot. At that time I was the event manager there. It was just a short meeting for me, but he started liking me at first sight. I had less interest in cricket, so I talked to him less at that time. Malinga’s wife had told, ‘We both met for the second time in a hotel in Galle. Malinga is a resident of this city. During this meeting, both of us shared each other’s numbers. That’s where the process of things started. Malinga used to talk for a long time despite being on tour. There were calls many times a day.
Girlfriend’s father had to be persuaded to marry
Within a year, Malinga proposed Tania for marriage. Tania asked her father to say yes. At that time Tania’s father Lalith was in the US. As soon as they came, Tania got both of them to meet. Lalith i.e. Tania’s father Lasith wanted to know from Malinga how he would keep his daughter happy. Lasith Malinga spoke on this, which made him happy. Both of them got married on January 22, 2010.
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