Malinga used to ‘kiss’ the ball before bowling, would be surprised to know the reason

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New Delhi: Former captain and veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who won Sri Lanka the title of ICC T20 World Cup 2014 under his captaincy, has suddenly announced his retirement from international cricket. Lasith Malinga wanted to play the 2021 T20 World Cup, but the Sri Lankan selectors did not select him for the tournament. Lasith Malinga announced his retirement soon after.

Malinga used to ‘kiss’ the ball

An interesting fact related to Lasith Malinga is that whenever he used to bowl, he used to kiss the ball, you will be surprised to know the reason behind it. This was Lasith Malinga’s trick. This trick of Malinga had been there since the beginning of his career. Malinga used to kiss the ball before throwing it. Whenever Malinga used to start his run-up, he used to throw the ball only after kissing it. When Malinga was asked the reason for this in an interview, he had told that he actually respects the ball.

would be surprised to know the reason

Malinga had said, ‘Cricket is my job and this is how my life goes. As a bowler, I respect the ball. It is my habit to kiss the ball, which I have been doing since the beginning of my career. Let us tell you that Lasith Malinga is the only bowler in the world, who has achieved the feat of taking a hat-trick twice in the World Cup.

Malinga was different from other bowlers

Malinga took 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup. After this, Malinga also took a hat-trick against Kenya in the 2011 World Cup. Malinga is the only bowler in the world who has taken hat-trick thrice in ODIs. Malinga also covered 155.7 km against New Zealand in the 2011 World Cup. The ball was thrown at the speed of one hour.

Malinga’s personal life is quite interesting

Lasith Malinga’s personal life is also quite interesting. This bowler, who forced the big giants to bow before his speed on the field, had become ‘bold’ on a smile of Tania Minoli Perera. Lasith Malinga had come to do an adshoot, the manager of that event was Tania. The journey of this meeting reached till marriage. Lasith Malinga was born on 28 August 1983 in Galle. Malinga is also called ‘Slinga Malinga’ because of his deadly bowling.

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