Malinga calls time
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending a 17-year career in which he became the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals.
Malinga, known for his unorthodox bowling action and toe-crushing yorkers, continued to play T20 matches after quitting Test cricket in 2011 and one-day internationals in 2015. His last T20 game was against the West Indies in March 2020.
"Hanging up my T20 shoes and retiring from all forms of cricket," Malinga said on Twitter. "Thankful to all those who supported me in my journey."