Another Slinga Malinga!
Lasith Malinga has been one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. He has been instrumental in Sri Lankan cricket’s resurgence in limited-overs cricket recently while being an integral part of their rise in the early 2010s. His ability to bowl deadly yorkers and lethal slower deliveries has made him a legend in T20 cricket.
However, it looks like Sri Lankan cricket has unearthed another Malinga in the form of Matheesha Pathirana. The 17-year-old pacer has an identical slinging action and is also lethal with his yorkers. A video of his deadly spell for Trinity College has been going viral on social media where it can be seen that Pathirana is proving a tough nut to crack for the opposing batsmen.
In his debut match for Trinity College itself, the young Sri Lankan pacer rattled the opposition while picking up six wickets for seven runs.