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Bumrah pays rich tribute to his mentor Malinga


Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga and India’s Jasprit Bumrah make a productive duo and no wonder why they get along with each other. They may be separated by countries but they were united by IPL.

Bumrah pays rich tribute to his mentor Malinga
Malinga gives tips to Bumrah during his stint at Mumbai Indians.

The duo got closer during their memorable stint at Mumbai Indians. When Bumrah first stumbled upon Malinga, he realised he still has a mountain to climb to become one of the best bowlers in the world.

Today, Bumrah is the No.1 ODI bowler as per the latest ICC ODI bowler rankings. Bumrah would forever remember his stint with Malinga which has, in fact, changed his career to a greater extent. His top bowling skills and his current ranking serve as a testament to the fact.

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For Bumrah, Malinga means everything to him. Time and again, Bumrah has credited Malinga for helping him in his bowling.

As Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga called curtains on his cricketing career after the 1st ODI against Bangladesh, India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah paid a rich tribute to his mentor Malinga.

Taking his opinion to Twitter after Malinga weaved magic against Bangladesh, Bumrah showered praise on Slinga Malinga.

“Classic Mali spell. Thank you for everything you’ve done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so,” Bumrah tweeted.

Malinga chipped in with bowling figures- 3/38 against Bangladesh as he bid adieu to ODI cricket in a glorious fashion.

Malinga after the game said, “I feel it’s the right time for me to retire from ODIs. I have been playing for the last 15 years for Sri Lanka and this is the right time to move on.”

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