Watch: ICC's Tribute To "King Of The Yorker" Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga introduced his retirement from all sorts of cricket on Tuesday. The quick bowler was once recognized for his talent to bowl devastating yorkers, nearly at will, crushing batsmen’s ft and sending the stumps flying. The Global Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday took to Instagram to proportion a tribute to the “Yorker King”. The video presentations a montage of Malinga’s highest yorkers, delivered with that iconic slinging motion. “King of the Yorker,” ICC captioned its video for the right-hand pacer.

“Placing up my #T20 sneakers and #retiring from all sorts of cricket! Grateful to all those that supported me in my adventure, and taking a look ahead to sharing my revel in with younger cricketers within the years yet to come,” the 38-year-old had tweeted on Tuesday.

His global teammate Kumar Sangakkara led the tribute for Malinga. “Congrats on an important occupation. Your contribution to Sri Lanka and global cricket will stand all the time. Been any such excitement enjoying with you. The entire absolute best in what making a decision to do from now. Such a lot wisdom to provide. Legend,” the previous Sri Lanka captain tweeted.


“Mali, you may have been a champion cricketer. Neatly finished to your superb occupation. Easiest needs forward,” tweeted Rohit Sharma, who was once his captain at Mumbai Indians.

“Congratulations on an illustrious occupation, Mali and the entire absolute best for the whole lot the long run holds. It was once a excitement enjoying along you,” wrote Jasprit Bumrah, who was once additionally Malinga’s MI teammate.

Malinga performed in 226 ODIs, 84 T20 Internationals (T20Is) and 30 Assessments for Sri Lanka. Whilst he picked 101 wickets within the longest layout of the sport, he has 338 scalps in ODIs and 107 in T20Is.

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