Wishes pour in for Lasith Malinga on his 34th birthday
Tweets also came from Sri Lanka Cricket and Mumbai Indians for Malinga's outstanding contributions for both.
by Soham Author
Published - Aug 28, 2017 7:23 pm | Updated - Aug 28, 2017 7:23 pm
Sri Lankan speedster Lasith Malinga turns 34 today on 28th August and his Mumbai Indians teammate Hardik Pandya wished his senior in great style. Pandya is currently an opponent of Lasith Malinga as India and Sri Lanka have engaged themselves in a 5 match ODI series in the island nation. The rising Indian star wasted no time in wishing the slinger, from who he has gained a lot during their time at the Mumbai Indians camp.
Hardik took to his official Twitter account and shared a selfie of himself with the curly haired sensation, Lasith Malinga. He paired the picture with a beautiful tweet where he termed the genius as the ‘king of yorkers’ and wished him a very happy birthday. However, Hardik was not the only one who wished Malinga, the owner of 489 international wickets.
Former Indian cricketer and active commentator Akash Chopra also sent a message on the Sri Lankan’s birthday. Akash Chopra referred to Malinga’s unorthodox bowling style and wished him on the special day. A tweet also came from the International Cricket Council highlighting the achievements of the bowler. The apex cricket board congratulated the bowler for taking a gigantic number of wickets in the Sri Lanka colours and leading his nation to the World T20 title in 2014.
Indian off spinner and Mumbai Indians colleague Harbhajan Singh also took to the social media platform to post a tweet in Malinga’s name. He wished the bowler a very happy birthday and hailed him as a superb human being. Mumbai Indians skipper and Indian opener Rohit Sharma in his tweet flattered the bowler as a true match winner and mentioned that every captain would love to have him on the team. Tweets also came from Sri Lanka Cricket and Mumbai Indians for Malinga’s outstanding contributions for both. Here are all the tweets that were poured in on Twitter on Malinga’s birthday:
Happy birthday to the ever smiling king of yorkers. Wishing you a great year ahead, Mali. ? pic.twitter.com/fovraw1DhH
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 28, 2017
He led Sri Lanka to the World Twenty20 title in 2014 and has taken 489 wickets for his country – Happy Birthday, Lasith Malinga! pic.twitter.com/aheBgL2Q6H
— ICC (@ICC) August 28, 2017
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 28, 2017
Happiest birthday to the slingaaaa!! Have a great one Lasith Malinga!! Great bowler and a superb human being! pic.twitter.com/lVZtLBJmyu
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 28, 2017
A true match winner that every captain would love to have in his team,done it so often for his country & #MI.Happy birthday Lasith Malinga
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 28, 2017
He took the corridor of uncertainty out of the equation, with his certain yorkers. Happy birthday Lasith Malinga! ? pic.twitter.com/rys00DXlWL
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) August 28, 2017
Happy Birthday to Lasith Malinga! The only bowler to take four wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries in International Cricket. pic.twitter.com/UyUnirCGxe
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) August 28, 2017