Separamadu Lasith Malinga aka Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan Cricketer. He was born on 28th August 1983. He is a right arm fast bowler and commonly known as Death Bowler. His nick name is ‘Slinga Malinga’. People also used to called him as a Yorker King. He is the first bowler to take five hat-tricks across all formats of international cricket and hence he is the person with most number of hat-tricks in international cricket.
Some Unknown Facts
Born and brought from a small village named Rathgama. Former cricketer Chamapaka Ramanayake, who spotted Malinga bowling in a street and and picked him to trained for International Cricket.
In his debut test match against Australia in 2004, Malinga took 6 Wikets.
Malinga was one of the Sexiest man in Cricket by Barbados-based magazine named Easy.
He loves sporting tattoos.
He start practicing with white ball and leather ball after the age of 17.
Separamadu Lasith Malinga Swarnajith
Kagawena, Slinga, Slinga Malinga
Physical Stats & More
-in centimeters- 170 cm -in meters- 1.70 m -in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
-in Kilograms- 75 Kg -in Pounds- 165 lbs
Black (Dyed Golden-Brown)
Date of Birth
28 August 1983
Age (as in 2019)
Galle, Sri Lanka
Galle, Sri Lanka
Vidyathilake Vidyalaya, Thiranagama
Mahinda College, Galle
Separamadu Milton (Retired Bus Mechanic)
Swarna Thenuwara (Work in a Bank)
His hobbies as Sports (soccer, skiing & Cricket), Listening to music.
AC/DC, Lenny Kravitz
Cricket & Football
He is the only Bowler who have taken 3 Hat-Trick in International Cricket.
First Bowler to take 100 Wickets in all three formats of the game.
He also hold the highest run partnership for the 9th wicket in ODI along with Angelo Mathews.
He took 2 world cup hat-trick in 2007 and 2011 World Cup.
Malinga is the second highest wicket taker in all Twenty20 317 wickets in 232 Games.
He also hold highest number of Wickets in Indian Premier League.
On 19 January 2017, Malinga get best figures in BBL history with with 6/7.
He is the 4th Sri Lankan who taken more than 300 ODI Wickets.
He is the third highest wicket taker in World Cup history.
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