Sri Lankan cricket is famous for producing high quality spin bowlers but Lasith Malinga is an exception. This unique and outstanding fast bowler is famous for his bowling action and dangerous Yorkers. His rare round-arm action, which is also known as sling action, leads to his nickname “Slinga Malinga”. His swinging Yorkers are nightmares for the batsman because they can smash the toes of any batsman if not spotted earlier by them. Malinga is also known for his hat-tricks as he is the first and only bowler to have taken three hat-tricks in ODI and also first and the only bowler to have two World Cup hat-tricks. Malinga is also the first and only bowler to have taken four wickets on four consecutive balls in ODI.
Although he is an effective fast bowler in all format of cricket yet he is more suitable for ODI and T20 cricket. All his major achievements are related with the ODI and T20 cricket.
Separamadu Lasith Malinga Swarnajith was born on 28 August 1983 in Galle, Sri Lanka. During his career he faced many challenges regarding his bowling action but he was cleared by ICC after complete and through tests. He also faced career-threatening injuries but overcome them due to his resolve and determination. Malinga is one of those bowlers who can alone win the match for their teams. Bowlers like Malinga not require help or support of any other player to win the game but needs one or two good over to win the match.
Lasith Malinga Biography
- Full Name: Separamadu Lasith Malinga Swarnajith
- Date of Birth: 28 August 1983
- Place of Birth: Galle, Sri Lanka
- Nickname: Salinga
- Height: 5.7 feet
- Batting Style: Right-Handed
- Bowling Style: Right-Arm fast
- Role: Fast Bowler
- Test Debut: 2004
- ODI Debut: 2004
Lasith Malinga Wallpapers
Here are some wallpapers of Lasith Malinga for year 2012.