Feb 08, 2018

Mentally done with playing cricket - Malinga Featured

Renowned fast bowler Lasith Malinga has said that mentally, he is over with playing cricket and that he intends to announce his retirement from the international arena soon.

"Mentally I am over with playing cricket. I don't think I will play anymore international cricket. I am planning to announce my retirement soon," Malinga told PTI during an exclusive interaction on the sidelines of the St Moritz Ice Cricket Challenge.

"I have not spoken to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) but once I go back I will have to again go through domestic grind, see how my body responds. But now as my IPL career is also over and I am starting a new chapter with Mumbai Indians,” he had added.

Malinga knows it would be tough not to play in front of a capacity Wankhede Stadium crowd wearing the Mumbai Indians blue jersey but admitted that in his heart he knew that his time was up.

Malinga, who was in the centre of the Mumbai Indians victories during the last few years, had played 110 games in the team. He was yesterday appointed as the bowling mentor of the team.

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