In what comes as shocking news to the cricket fraternity, star Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga has now been accused of sexual harassment. Nobody really saw this coming. In fact, nobody believed if this true.
It’s learnt that the experienced pacer has been accused of forcing himself on a girl during his night stay at a hotel in Mumbai. A renowned playback Singer, identified as Chinmayi Sripada has opened up the hidden truth on her official handle on behalf of the victim who wants to remain anonymous to the public.
The shocking incident took place during the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Lasith Malinga featured for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the IPL and was part of the team as the support staff. This sexual allegation indeed is heartbreaking news and it remains to be seen whether Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) or other authorities decide to probe into the matter.
“I’d like to remain anonymous. A few years back when I was in Mumbai, I was looking for my friend in the hotel we were staying in. I bumped into a very famous Sri Lankan cricketer during the IPL season who said my friend was in his room. I go in and she’s not. He then pushed me in the bed and proceeded to climb onto my face.”
“Mind you I’m tall and about same body weight & I couldn’t fight him back. I closed my eyes and mouth but he used my face. Then the hotel staff knocked on the door to replenish the bar which he went to open the door. I quickly ran into the washroom, washed my face and left as soon as the hotel staff left. I was humiliated. I knew people would say that you knowingly went to his room, he’s famous, you wanted it or worse you deserve it,” the allegation post read.
Cricketer Lasith Malinga. pic.twitter.com/Y1lhbF5VSK
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) October 11, 2018
Not a long ago, former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga was in the news for the wrong reason as he was accused of sexually harassing a flight attendant. She accused him of grabbing her by the waist when the girl’s friend in a social media post and also went on to tell that when she told the reception about the problem, the reply was, “it is your private matter.”