Bus mechanic's son made his own mark in cricket; know more!
Bus mechanic's son made his own mark in cricket; know more!

New Delhi: Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has made his mark in cricket. Malinga was born on August 28, 1983, in a small village in Gaul. His father was a bus mechanic. Lasith made his way into the Sri Lankan team and then ruled world cricket. Lasith Malinga scored a number of records in international cricket, taking a total of 536 wickets. Malinga hits a total of 97 wickets in 30 Tests, 338 in 101, 226 ODIs and 73 T20 matches.

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Malinga was born into a very ordinary family. That's 12 km from Gaul. He was born in Rathgama. His father was a bus mechanic and he worked at the bus depot in Gaul. Malinga played cricket with a seaside tennis ball as a child and his action was strange from the beginning. Malinga was a 17-year-old in first-class cricket.

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In 2001, he was taken to the Sri Lankan team's nets, where he had to practice the batsmen. But Malinga's wreaking balls upset many Sri Lankan batsmen. One of Sri Lanka's greatest batsmen was Arvind De Silva. Seeing Malinga's strong bowling, Sri Lanka's batsmen refused to play them. Lasith Malinga took a hat-trick 3 times in ODI cricket. Malinga's two hat-tricks have come in the World Cup, a record.

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