Lasith Malinga has retired from franchise cricket, introduced Mumbai Indians on Wednesday night. The Sri Lankan speedster knowledgeable his choice to the Mumbai Indians administration earlier this month, making himself unavailable for the upcoming season and wasn’t retained within the squad.
Speaking of his choice Malinga, 36, mentioned: “After discussing with household, I believe now could be the suitable time to retire from all franchise cricket. The pandemic state of affairs and the restrictions on journey will make it troublesome for me given my private circumstances to take part absolutely in franchise cricket for the following 12 months and due to this fact it’s best to make this choice now.
“I have discussed the same with Mumbai Indians management in recent days as they prepare for the upcoming auction and they have been very supportive and understanding,” mentioned Malinga, who was part of Mumbai Indians for the reason that second season of IPL.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ambani family, everyone at the Mumbai Indians franchise and all our fans for the wonderful 12 years,” he added.
“Mumbai Indians has treated me like family, supporting me 100 % in every situation both on and off the field, and always giving me the confidence and the freedom to play my natural game whenever I walked onto the field,” he was quoted as saying by cricbuzz.
“I have collected so many happy memories that I cherish and I am very grateful to have played for so long for the best franchise in world cricket. I would like to wish Mrs Nita Ambani, coach Mahela (Jayawardene), Akash (Ambani) and the MI family all the best for the upcoming season,” he concluded.