Malinga named IPL champions Mumbai Indians’ bowling mentor

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Lasith Malinga will be part of Mahela Jayawardene’s coaching staff for Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians. Malinga was named Mumbai Indians bowling mentor on Wednesday.

Although Shane Bond is the official bowling coach of IPL champions Mumbai Indians, Malinga will add to the think tank, having played 110 matches for MI. The other coaches in Jayawardene’s team are Robin Singh (batting) and James Pemment (fielding).

Malinga has been out of favour with the Sri Lankan selectors in recent times. Handicapped by injuries, the 34-year-old has been overtaken by younger pacers.

“It’s a great opportunity to continue my association with Mumbai Indians. Mumbai has been my home away from home for the last decade. As a player, I have enjoyed the journey with Mumbai Indians and now as mentor, I look forward to the new chapter,” said Malinga on his new appointment.

“Mumbai Indians have a proven record of scouting and bringing forth the young talents at the national stage. It will be a boon for these youngsters as well the established ones to have the combine force of Shane Bond and Lasith Malinga to back them,” said Mumbai Indians’ Akash Ambani. (Hindustan Times)

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  • Lawry Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:13 PM

    Good news for Malinga. We are happy for you.

    Kumar Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:55 PM

    Sri Lanka winning the cricket World Cup in 1996 wouldn't have happened if the IPL had existed then.

    Ari Wednesday, 07 February 2018 11:23 PM

    Sri lanka's loss is India 's gain.

    Roshan Thursday, 08 February 2018 02:03 AM

    He has got slim and he should do well as a mentor for MI. He also has lots of experience as a player so wish him all the best.

    nick Thursday, 08 February 2018 04:52 AM

    something is better than nothing for him as he was desperate for any job even if Mumbai offers him cleaning job he would have taken it we had so many cricketers after money but this guy has to be the top of the ladder via DM Android App

    Siva Thursday, 08 February 2018 05:33 AM

    So it's confirmed retirement?

    TONY Thursday, 08 February 2018 11:32 PM

    THIS IS A GESTURE BY THE AMBANIS TO GET HIM ON BOARD ON SYMPATHETIC GROUNDS


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