The Sri Lankan pocket rocket, Lasith Malinga, is well-known for his lethal yorkers. Though the green eyed media in Sri Lanka suffer from Malinga-phobia, great players all over the world reserve great respect for the Lankan star.

We have curated the best 5 quotes on Lasith Malinga.


#5 Jehan Mubarak about Malinga's kind gesture

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Lasith Malinga chose Mumbai Indians over his home team, Southern Express, in the Champions League T20 tournament in 2014, but haggled with the administration to make sure his home-team mates were paid well. Malinga also negotiated with the admins to pump the money his home team would be getting from Mumbai Indians into expanding the facilities at the R Premadasa Stadium.

#4 Virender Sehwag on playing a maiden over against Malinga

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Malinga’s exceptional spell forced Virender Sehwag to play out a maiden over against him in the IPL in 2011.

#3 Sir Viv Richards on Malinga

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Viv Richards was full of praise for the Slinger after his exceptional performance in the 2007 World Cup.

#2 Chris Gayle about whom he feared the most

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Chris Gayle, a batsman feared by most bowlers, said he fears Malinga the most.

#1 Sachin Tendulkar on Malinga's distinction

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Lasith Malinga dismissed Sachin 4 times in 17 innings with the most notable dismissal being the wicket of him in the 2011 world cup final. Sachin Tendulkar called Malinga “a true champion”.