Sri Lanka's fast-bowling great Lasith Malinga has on Tuesday announced retirement from all forms of cricket, bringing an end to his 17-year long career.
Malinga played 30 Test matches, 226 ODIs and 84 T20Is for Sri Lanka, picking up 546 international wickets and has won the 2014 World T20 with Sri Lanka.
"Thankful to all those who supported me in my journey, and looking forward to sharing my experience with young cricketers in the years to come," the 38-year old said in a tweet.
In his glorious career, the yorker specialist became the highest wicket-taker in T20Is with 107 wickets and has two hat-tricks. He is also the fourth-highest wicket-taker in men's T20s with 390 wickets from 295 matches. The pacer has also won the IPL title four times with Mumbai Indians.
Malinga has also 338 ODI wickets to his name and three hat-tricks in the format and was the first bowler to have claimed four wickets off consecutive balls in international cricket.