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Malinga becoms leading wicket-taker

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Sri Lankan Lasith Malinga has become the highest wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League (IPL) history by taking 26 wickets in eleven matches in this series and 59 wickets in 37 matches in all the IPL tournaments since 2008.

In 2008 Sohail Tanvir the Pakistani batsman was the leading wicket taker and was playing from Rajasthan Royals finished the series with 22 wickets and his team Rajasthan Royals won the IPL tournament.

In 2009 RP Singh of Deccan Chargers was the leading wicket taker who picket up 23 wickets throughout the IPL season 2 and his team won the tournament.

Last year there was little different situation as Pragyan Ojha finished with leading wicket taker but his team was unable to win the tournament and Chennai Super won the tournament for their wonderful inspiring batting performances.

Meanwhile, Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist has described Malinga as the most dangerous bowler in the ongoing  IPL T20 tournament.

“He (Malinga) has come of age. He is the most dangerous T20 bowler. He has a lethal yorker, slipping bouncer and a lot of variation in his bowling,” Gilchrist said.






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  • Wimal_Modawansa Wednesday, 11 May 2011 03:35 AM

    Our political jokers wants to take diciplinary action against this legend.

    Ramola Wednesday, 11 May 2011 11:06 AM

    Well done Malinga!!

    mama Wednesday, 11 May 2011 03:59 AM

    This legend didn't do enough for the country during the WC final

    Sean Wednesday, 11 May 2011 10:57 AM

    Money first country second thanks to IPL

    dakuna Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:30 AM

    Money talks

    Fayad Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:30 AM

    No Jokes man ,if he is injured SLC has to take care of him spending millions but his service is for IPL not not the Country.

    Raj Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:33 AM

    They all play for money

    immysl Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:34 AM

    As if he didn't do enough during the whole WC. Grow up dude.

    Fahim Wednesday, 11 May 2011 04:43 AM

    MAMA UR A FOOL TO COMMENT LIKE THIS PPL LIKE U DONT ALLOW OTHERS TO DO WELL, BE HAPPY WITH THE FACT SRI LANKAN IS DOING GOOD, T20 IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN COMPARISON WITH 50OVER GAME.

    yohes Thursday, 12 May 2011 05:47 AM

    why blame a cricketer look at our politicians ,is it for country or money comes first

    H Wednesday, 11 May 2011 05:34 AM

    I have only one issue. IS HIS INJURIES ONLY VALID FOR SRI LANKA ?

    BF Wednesday, 11 May 2011 05:52 AM

    Asset of Sri Lanka. We have to use him very carefully for the rest of the years in order to bring back the world cup 2015.

    kassa Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:15 AM

    Congratulations. Sad is, That is not for the country.

    Concerned Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:19 AM

    So sad. We are loosing such a great player Mother Lanka delivered!

    jim kuru Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:16 AM

    Mama,
    you know what is cricket???

    sltk2004 Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:21 AM

    Who took the wickets of Shewag and Tendulkar?

    wrwrsim Wednesday, 11 May 2011 06:49 AM

    hehe........... malinga is a legend and will always be a legend.......
    and no one cud replace tis legend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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