Sri Lankan captain and veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga has withdrawn his decision to say goodbye to cricket after the T20 World Cup next year. He said that he can play two more years.
Malinga had said in March that he would like to retire after the T20 World Cup in Australia in October November next year. In this format, Sri Lanka captain Malinga, 36, now said that he can play even further.
He told the Cricinfo website, “Only four overs have to be put in T20 and I think I can play in it. As captain, I have played so many T20s around the world that I think I can play two more years. He said that he is waiting for the announcement of Sri Lanka Cricket whether he will captain the T20 World Cup or not.
Malinga said, “Sri Lankan cricket has said that I will be captain in the World Cup but anything can happen in Sri Lanka.” Malinga, the only bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 cricket, said that the Sri Lankan team, which is going through a bad phase, needs stable captaincy.
He said, ‘Sri Lanka do not have good bowlers and the team is not playing consistently well. We will take a year and a half and till then we will have to be restrained. The 36-year-old Malinga said that he can contribute on his behalf only by playing continuously. He said, ‘I think if I can give something to the youth, then I have to play. If i don’t play i can’t