Sri Lanka’s legendary pacer Lasith Malinga has bowed out of ODI cricket with a fantastic performance against Bangladesh in the first match of series against Bangladesh. The 35-year-old, who made his debut way back in 2004, finished his career in the 50-over format with a vintage Malinga show as he outclassed the Bangladesh batsmen with his remarkable in-dippers.
Malinga’s impressive returns of 3/38 proved to be the undoing of the visitors as Sri Lanka marched their way to a dominant 91-run victory. He bamboozled Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar with toe-crushing yorkers before picking up the final wicket of Mustafizur Rahman to seal a special win.
Malinga’s illustrious career is inundated with glorious achievements and he ends as his country’s third-leading wicket-taker in ODIs. He is also the only player in history to secure three hat-tricks in 50-over cricket.