Having burst onto the scene at the 2007 World Cup with four wickets in four balls against SA in the Caribbean, Malinga was an instant sensation due to his unique round-arm action and blond-tinted curly locks. It not only made him a household name, but also a millionaire with the Mumbai Indians. At 35, Malinga has endured his fair share of injuries. Knees, ankles and hamstrings they have all suffered the wear and tear of sending down the ball at speeds in excess of 140km for over a decade. This has obviously meant a reduction in pace, but like all great fast bowlers in the twilight of their careers Malinga has been able to transform himself into a clever bowler that now relies on off-cutters and slower-ball variations to deceive the batsmen.