Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He is the most successful bowler in T20I cricket with 107 wickets. The 38-year-old former Sri Lankan T20 skipper is also the highest wicket-taker in IPL.

   

Lasith Malinga announces retirement from all forms of cricket

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Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, ending a decorated 16-year international career that began in 2004.

WHEN?

Malinga had already ended his Test (2011) and ODI (2019) careers, and by announcing his decision to step away from T20 cricket, the 38-year-old marked his retirement from all forms.

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Malinga played 30 Tests, 226 ODIs and 84 T20Is for Sri Lanka in which he picked 546 wickets (101 in Tests, 338 in ODIs and 107 in T20Is) across formats.

A fearsome pacer known for his menacing yorkers, Malinga is still the leading wicket-taker in the shortest format of international cricket and the first to complete a century of scalps in T20Is.

Regarded as the greatest T20 bowler ever, Malinga was also an IPL legend and is still the most-successful bowler in the tournament's history with 170 wickets in 122 matches for Mumbai Indians.