Lessons from Malinga farewell

There was a festive atmosphere with emotions running high among the Sri Lankan fans present in huge numbers to bid farewell to legendary fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who had announced his retire-ment from ODI cricket in the first of the three-match ODI series against Bangladesh.

Tickets for the first ODI were sold out a day before the game as the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo was ready to give Malinga a fitting send-off for his achievements during his 15-year career.

There were banners like ‘Our Slinga, Our pride’ and ‘Thank You Malinga’ all over the venue, contrib-uting to an emotional atmosphere and creating a moment to honour the 35-year-old Slinga…

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