Vastavam web: Similar to Lasith Malinga in more ways than one, Jasprit Bumrah says he will “continue to admire” the Sri Lankan pace ace, who ended his career in a blaze of glory. As he has done so many times in his glittering limited overs career, slinger Malinga rattled Bangladesh with a fiery spell in his final ODI, signing off in style with figures of 3/38 in front of his home crowd in Colombo.
“Classic Mali spell. Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so,” Bumrah wrote on his twitter handle. Both have an unusual action that inflicts tremendous pressure on their torsos, both have an uncanny ability to hurl the ball at high velocity and trouble the toes and timber at the other end.
And, both have spent time together at IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, often exchanging ideas with the young Indian speed merchant receiving more than he could offer to his battle-hardened senior.Tributes poured in from the cricket community as the veteran Sri Lankan walked out one last time.