Lasith Malinga retires from franchise cricket, corona virus is the major reason


Lasith Malinga told Mumbai Indians about his decision early in the month (Photo Credit: Mumbai Indians Twitter)

Lasith Malinga told Mumbai Indians about his decision at the beginning of the month.

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  • Last Updated:January 20, 2021 10:17 PM IS

new Delhi. Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga, one of the greatest bowlers in the world, has retired from all franchise cricket and has made it clear that he will not be available for IPL 2021. Early this month, Malinga informed Mumbai Indians about his decision. The Mumbai Indians management also did not include Malinga’s decision in the 18-member Retaine squad released on Wednesday.
Mumbai Indians said in their statement that Malinga had told them that after discussing with the family, they made up their mind to retire. Malinga said that after discussing with the family, I felt that this is the right time to retire from franchise cricket. The epidemic situation and travel restrictions will make it difficult for me to participate in franchise cricket next year, given my personal circumstances. That is why it is right to take this decision now.

Discussion with Mumbai Indians Management
Malinga said that in recent times I have also discussed this with Mumbai Indians Management, because they are ready for the upcoming auction and they are very helpful and understanding. I thank the Mumbai Indians franchise and all our fans for this wonderful 12 years.Also read:

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Malinga has won four IPL titles with Mumbai Indians. Due to personal reasons, he could not participate in the IPL 2020, which was played in the UAE. Malinga said that Mumbai Indians treated me like a family. In every circumstance on the field and off the field, he supported me 100 percent. Always gave me confidence and always gave me the freedom to play my natural game.


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