Watch As Sri Lanka Discover Another Lasith Malinga
The world of cricket knows it very well that Lasith Malinga is now in the twilight of his career. The Sri Lankan veteran’s retirement is now just a matter of time. In the last one decade or so, Lasith Malinga has given the Sri Lankan fans a lot to cheer about. In fact, it would not be very wrong to say that he would bow out of the game as Sri Lanka’s greatest pacer.
Lasith Malinga started grabbing attention right from the time he arrived in international cricket because of his unusual bowling action. The sling-arm action is not very popular in the game but Lasith Malinga made everyone sit and take note of him. And the world soon fell in love with him as he started impressing with his action.Lasith Malinga (Credits: Twitter)
In no time, he became one of the most sought after pacers in the world. No surprises then that the world will miss Lasith Malinga once the bowling great hangs up his boots. But it looks like 17-year old Matheesha Pathirana would not let the world miss Malinga much. The teenager has become an internet sensation due to his action which has an uncanny resemblance to that of Malinga’s.
At first, it did not look like the youngster has a sling-arm action. But just before delivering the ball, he took his arm backwards and did exactly what Malinga does. The result was brilliant as he uprooted the batsman’s stumps. He went on to pick up 6 wickets for just seven runs while making his debut for Trinity College Kandyhis debut for Trinity College Kandy
Here is a clip of one of his deliveries:
When you’ve watched “Malinga’s greatest wickets” one too many times on YouTube: pic.twitter.com/Cqsrk35igF
— Out of Context Cricket (@OOCCricket_) September 26, 2019