No firm decision from Malinga to retire - Agent

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The reports about Lasith Malinga retiring from Test cricket are “premature” and the star fast bowler has “not yet taken a firm decision” on the matter, according to Malinga’s agent Charlie Austin.
 

“I think he had been misunderstood. It is certainly something he is thinking about. But he needs to think more about it” Austin told “Daily Mirror” today.
 

Several media reports claimed that Malinga had announced his retirement from tests after the World Cup, following the bowler addressing a press briefing on the forthcoming World Cup at the Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters on Friday.
 

“His knees are much better now. But it takes toll on him when he bowls long spells like he did against India. After playing that series he needed more than two months to recover. So he is thinking again about continuing to play Tests. But he has to talk to his physio, doctors, captain and various other people before taking a firm decision” explained Austin.
 

He added that the player is likely to issue a media release shortly clarifying the issue.

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  • Nuwair Saturday, 22 January 2011 10:56 AM

    better cricket board consider his fitnes and provide him rihgt treatment,, he is more needfull eprson for this time to the team,,

    piyal Saturday, 22 January 2011 12:01 PM

    Yes What Ajith mentioned is absolutely correct let him play very important test matches without exert him too much as we need him for ODI than test matches

    Sammy Saturday, 22 January 2011 12:39 PM

    Brett Lee has retired early from Test cricket, due to injury problems, so why not Malinga? A man should be fit enough to serve his country and if he's going to break down frequently then it is better to be rational on the type of matches he will play.

    Anjula Saturday, 22 January 2011 12:40 PM

    i personally know this guy, he is very kind and open heart person.he want to keep his physical fitness for one international career even T 20 games of giving up his test career. one more is there, he is crazy guy to play soft ball six a side tournament with their friends living in Arangala & athurugiriya area. many times i have played with them in many six a side tournament. he belived this softball game is caused to get break his hard ball career. even i heard my self that he was telling us , he used to get softball six a side tac tics in an international games and finally managed to get many wickets by using that soft ball expereience. anyway we neeed you in SL crickets many more years, you are great baller in Sl Teams that we ever had, pls, don't move from international and T20, good luck

    Cobra Saturday, 22 January 2011 12:58 PM

    I think the end of test cricket is round the corner. If all good cricketers want to retire from test cricket, what does that imply?

    weerasuriya Saturday, 22 January 2011 02:50 PM

    Somebody wants to keep him away from test cricket for give that place for favorites those who can not performed well.

    boogie man Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:10 AM

    Malinga dont retire

    hm Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:11 AM

    Oh wat is happeing to our criket ????

    kk Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:11 AM

    He should retite from test cricket and consentrate on one days and T20

    Rajitha Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:17 AM

    Sanath must be thinking Malinga has gone crazy.

    Ceylonese Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:37 AM

    Reason is very clear. Cricket leagues and his young age. He can play many more years in leagues and may become the world richest sportman like Tiger Woods.

    Rupe Saturday, 22 January 2011 04:10 PM

    You do YOur Best.....

    Karuna Amman Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:54 AM

    No more comments needed... This is the best comment I saw...
    :D

    Des Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:57 AM

    good decision, considering that he is injury prone. It is better to concentrate on prolonging your career and earn a buck when you can.

    Sanjaya Balasuriya Saturday, 22 January 2011 06:06 AM

    It's true. But this has to be in this way due to his health conditions. I don't he'd retire from test cricket if he is fit enough.

    lilan Saturday, 22 January 2011 06:23 AM

    well its all about money.no mater what happens to the country.

    Boa Saturday, 22 January 2011 06:30 AM

    the agent sounds like a conman to me.....

    KHKaru Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:46 PM

    Of course, he needs money like everybody else to live once he retire. Trading talent for money is not a sin. He should have the freedom to retire as and when he wish, and there will be others to take his place.

    Gobbaya Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:55 PM

    why? just because he is white?

    Gobbaya Saturday, 22 January 2011 05:58 PM

    hilarious comment :-D made me laugh out loud!

    nissanka Saturday, 22 January 2011 07:42 AM

    You will do the samething if you are in his shoes.
    Go Malinga Go. Do as you please.

    mmmm Saturday, 22 January 2011 08:10 AM

    let him retire. If he play until 40 years, he will never try to retire.

    ONLOOKER Saturday, 22 January 2011 08:27 AM

    It is well known that pace bowlers have short careers due to injuries, Nuwan Soyza is a good example.

    Ajith Saturday, 22 January 2011 08:59 AM

    He does not have to retire, but he can only play the important Test matches and keep his fitness.

    Shanil Samarakoon Sunday, 23 January 2011 01:34 AM

    A man with his action can't take long spells. It's just too much of a strain. It's best to have him in lethal short spells in ODIs and Twenty20s than risk losing him forever.

    Suny J from Melbourn Sunday, 23 January 2011 02:44 AM

    Agents only after commisons......they will even promote cricketer in a wheelchair...???

    asoka abeywardena Sunday, 23 January 2011 03:19 AM

    what i see here is playing ODI's is more profitable than playing tests...


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