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Malinga – retiring due to injury fears

Apr 26, 2011 7:27:58 AM - itnnews.lk

Sri Lankan ace bowler Lasith Malinga has said that the decision to retire from test cricket was taken before the 2011 World Cup. He had to take this decision due to his physical condition and injuries.

However, Malinga said he hoped to play in the shorter forms of the games until the next World Cup in 2015. Malinga, addressing a news briefing in Colombo today pointed out that he was able to recover faster after bowling four or ten overs in T20 and ODI matches rather than after playing 20 to 25 overs per day in Test matches, which some times took two months to recover from.

He commented that it was his dream to play cricket. He hoped to represent the Sri Lankan Cricket team in the 2012 T20 World Cup as well as the next World Cup in England if he was fit to do so.

Lasith Malinga added that in 2008 he was sidelined due to his injuries and questioned what guarantee there was that he would be selected for the World Cup