Former Sri Lanka captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hailed Lasith Malinga after the legendary pacer announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Tuesday. While Sangakkara said that Malinga’s contribution to Sri Lanka and world cricket will stand for all time, Jayawardene recalled memories of the first time he faced the bowler with a slinging action.
South African’s fast bowling genius Dale Steyn has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Taking to Twitter, the speedster, who wreaked havoc around the world, informed of his decision to bring down the curtains on his glorious career. The 38-year-old veteran featured in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20Is for South Africa, finishing his career one short of 700 international wickets - 439 of them came in the longer format of the game.
Veteran New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has announced that he will retire from all forms of the game after Kiwis’ tour of England next month. New Zealand will play two Tests against England, which will be followed by the World Test Championship (WTC) final to be held from June 18 to 22 in Southampton.