Happy Birthday, Lasith Malinga: Former Sri Lankan pacer turns 35 and his ex Mumbai Indians teammate Sachin Tendulkar wished him in the most hilarious way possible. Tendulkar took to Twitter to wish him and his post read, “When it came to batting against #LasithMalinga, I always said … baal ko nahin, ball ko dekho (don’t look at the hair, look at the ball). Happy birthday, my friend.”
One could say that Sachin Tendulkar’s message was more like how Virender Sehwag’s quirky posts are. It seems the Sehwag effect has rubbed off on Tendulkar.
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Malinga is one of the best components of the yorker delivery and no one in the world could actually pick him in his prime. His variations like the slower bouncer and his various cutters made him one of the most feared bowlers in world cricket.
Both Sachin and Malinga were a part of the triumphant run for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013. Tendulkar called it a day in the following year and Malinga, unfortunately, was not picked by any franchise. Malinga is now the bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians.
Malinga has 301 ODI scalps to his name in 204 matches at an excellent average of 28.92. In 30 Test matches, Malinga scalped 101 wickets while in T20Is he picked 90 wickets in 68 games at an exceptional average of 19.77. Malinga last played for Montreal Tigers in the Canada Global T20 league.