Matheesha Pathirana’s bowling style reminds one of Sri Lankan veteran pacer Lasith Malinga.
In a video that has recently surfaced on the internet, it is claimed that a 17-year-old Sri Lanka teenager, who seems inspired by Malinga, took 6 wickets for just 7 runs in a college game.
Playing for Trinity College in Kandy, Pathirana can be seen bowling deadly yorkers to fox the batsmen.
Here’s the video:
The 36-year-old Malinga, meanwhile, continued his splendid form in the game’s shorter format when he picked up four wickets in as many balls during the third T20I against New Zealand earlier this month. He had removed Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme and Ross Taylor to put the Kiwis at 15/4 in their run chase of 126 at Pallekele. The visitors were eventually bundled out for 88, but it was only a consolation win for the hosts as they lost the series 2-1.