Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket.

“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,” the 38-year-old tweeted.

Malinga made his debut in the year 2004 against Australia in Darwin and with his unique bowling action Malinga caught everyone’s eye. In his span of 15 years he played 30 Test matches, 226 ODIs and 84 T20Is for Sri Lanka, picking up 546 wickets.

Malinga retired from Test cricket in 2011 and played his final one-day international in 2019 but continued to play T20s for his country.

Malinga last played a T20I match for Sri Lanka in March 2020 against West Indies in Pallekele.

Sri Lankan pacer known for his menacing yorkers, Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in T20I cricket with 107 scalps. Malinga also has two T20I hat-tricks to his name.

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