The veteran Sri Lanka speedstar, Lasith Malinga retires from all forms of cricket on Tuesday. Lasith Malinga made his One Day International debut on 17th July, 2004 and T20I debut on 15th June, 2006. Malinga has played 226 ODI matches and 83 T20I matches in his career. However, Lasith Malinga has bowled 10936 balls and taken 338 wickets. He had an average of 28.87 and an economy rate of 5.35. While in T20I, he scalps 107 wickets in 1799 balls that he bowled. In T20Is, Malinga had an average of 20.79 and an economy rate of 7.42. Though, Malinga is not known for his red ball skills. But, he took 101 wickets with an average of 33.16 in the 59 innings he played.
Malinga is the only bowler in the world with two World Cup hat-tricks, three ODI hat-tricks and four wickets in four consecutive balls in any form of International cricket. He retired from all forms of cricket on 14th September, 2021. Malinga was named as the official event ambassador for the World Twenty20 Championships by ICC. Malinga is not only the highest wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in T20 Internationals but also the highest wicket-taker in IPL till now. And SportzPoint.com has comes with all the records of the veteran pacer from Sri Lanka.
However, let's look into the golden records created by the Sri Lanka Legend Lasith Malinga in the world of cricket.
Lasith Malinga made his ODI debut in Sri Lanka's opening match of the 2004 Asia Cup against the United Arab Emirates. Malinga has played 226 ODI matches in his career. In which he scalps 338 wickets with an average of 28.87 and the best bowling figure of 6/38.
Lasith Malinga made his T20I debut against England in 15th June, 2006. He has played 83 T20I matches in his career. In which he scalps 107 wickets with an average of 20.79 and the best bowling figure of 5/6.
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Malinga has played for Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL) from 2009 to 2019. In the first match for Mumbai Indians in the fourth season, he got 5 wickets against Delhi Daredevils. Malinga is the all time highest wicket taker of IPL till now. His best bowling figure in club-level T20s is 6 for 7 for Melbourne Stars against Perth Scorchers in December 2012, the only six-wicket haul taken the Australian Big Bash League.
N.B : The stats are accurate as of 15/09/2021.