Cricket fraternity pays tribute to “Yorker King” Lasith Malinga as he bids farewell to ODIs

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Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga took 3-38, including the last wicket of the match, in his final one-day international as the hosts beat Bangladesh by 91 runs on Friday.

The 35-year-old, who made his debut in 2004, removed Mustafizur Rahman to seal victory in the first game of the three-match series in Colombo.

He ends his ODI career with 338 wickets at an average of 28.87 from 226 ODIs.

Bangladesh were bundled out for 223 in pursuit of 315 at the R Premadasa Stadium.

Malinga is the only player to take three ODI hat-tricks, and the only player to take four wickets in four balls.

He received a guard of honour from his team-mates at the start of the game and scored an unbeaten six with the bat in Sri Lanka’s 314-8, thanks to a sensational hundred from Kusal Perera.

Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh and other members from the cricket fraternity also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the “Yorker King” as he bids farewell to ODIs.

Here are some of the best tweets:

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