Yes, you have just seen one of the best fast bowlers named Lasith Malinga. Malinga was containing unique bowling action and was one of the best bowlers of Sri Lanka. You might have seen him with such bleached hair and tattoos. Even he contains the pierced eyebrows with a unique hairstyle. Malinga entertained us with his bowling and also with his great outlook. Even I can say that he was one of the best bowlers of all time. You might have seen that he loved to kiss the ball before every ball he bowls. Lots of batsmen have suffered against him and made huge concentrate while Malinga was bowling.
I don’t whether you will list him or not but I will list him in my top 10 bowlers of all time. Lasith Malinga is the bowler who has the record of getting 4 wickets in 4 balls. He started playing for the Srilanka when Srilanka had their stars like Jayasuriya, Jayawardene, Dilshan, Sangakkara and he left or retired from one day and test international this year. It was a massive loss for the Srilanka cricket team.
Test Career if Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga was one of the best test bowlers and played tests for the Srilanka cricket team for a long time. He played his 1st test match or debut test match on July 1, 2004. The opponent was Australia. In the 1st innings, he took 2wickets and those were the 1st wicket he took. Even in the 2nd innings of test match Malinga bowled very well and took 4 wickets of Australia batting line up. Though Australia won that match but Malinga played fantastically. Malinga played only 30 tests matched in his career. He took 101 wickets in test matches and took 5 wicket haul almost 3 times. His best bowling in a single innings is 5/50. Lasith Malinga played his last test in 2010 against the India cricket team. In his last test match, he took 3 wickets.
One Day International Career
Lasith Maling is one of the best one-day international bowlers who retired from international cricket in 2019. He played his 1st ODI in 2004 and the opponent team was united Arab emirates. It was in Srilanka. You can also search his name in lots of cricketers’ biography. Anyways come to the point now. In his 1st one day international match Malinga took only 1 wicket but his bowling style made everyone pleased. Lasith Malinga Played 226 one day international matches and he took 338 wickets. If you look at his best bowling spell you can see that 6/38 runs. Malinga took 5 wicket haul almost 8 times in his career.
Malinga played his last ODI in 2019 and it was against the Bangladesh cricket team. Even in his last match the Srilanka cricket team played very well and won the match. Malinga took 3 wickets in his last memorable match.
Lasith Malinga is one of the best death over bowlers. He has played 76 t-20 already and he is currently the captain of the t-20 cricket team of Sri Lanka. He played his 1st T-20 match in 2006 against England cricket team. Even the match where he took 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls was against Newzealand. Lasith Malinga took 5 wicket haul int-20 almost 2 times.
Records of Malinga
He is the only bowler in international cricket who took 4 wickets to haul twice nad those 4 wickets were in 4 consecutive balls.
He holds the record of being the 1st bowler who took 100 wickets in t20. And he reached the 100 wickets in all three formats very fast.
Only Bowler who has taken 3 hattricks in one-day international cricket.
As a number 10 batsman once he scored 56 runs. This 56 runs as a number 10 batsman are 4th highest run record as a number 10 batsman.
The highest wicket-taker in world cups which is 56 wickets so far.
Even If you look at his Indian premier league history he has taken 170 wickets which are highest so far.