Lasith Malinga has been Sri Lanka’s go-to bowler for years now. In the limited overs formats, the speedster has established himself as one of the best death over specialists with his ability to bowl relentless toe-crushing yorkers with precision.
On countless occasions, Malinga has single-handedly won games for his team out of hopeless situations with his accuracy, ability to soak in the pressure and deliver in times of need.
Malinga turned 34 on Monday (August 28) and his IPL team Mumbai Indians’ captain Rohit Sharma and teammate Hardik Pandya took to Twitter to wish the yorker king.
Rohit wrote, “A true match winner that every captain would love to have in his team, done it so often for his country & #MI.Happy birthday Lasith Malinga”
A true match winner that every captain would love to have in his team,done it so often for his country & #MI.Happy birthday Lasith Malinga
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 28, 2017
Pandya tweeted, “Happy birthday to the ever smiling king of yorkers. Wishing you a great year ahead, Mali.”
Happy birthday to the ever smiling king of yorkers. Wishing you a great year ahead, Mali. 🎂 pic.twitter.com/fovraw1DhH
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 28, 2017
Apart from Rohit and Hardik, others too wished the Sri Lankan pacer on his 34th birthday.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 28, 2017
He led Sri Lanka to the World Twenty20 title in 2014 and has taken 489 wickets for his country – Happy Birthday, Lasith Malinga! pic.twitter.com/aheBgL2Q6H
— ICC (@ICC) August 28, 2017
He took the corridor of uncertainty out of the equation, with his certain yorkers. Happy birthday Lasith Malinga! 🎂 pic.twitter.com/rys00DXlWL
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 28, 2017
Happiest birthday to the slingaaaa!! Have a great one Lasith Malinga!! Great bowler and a superb human being! pic.twitter.com/lVZtLBJmyu
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 28, 2017