Players like Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard and Harbhajan Singh was released form Mumbai Indians in IPL auction 2018 to retain three players which includes Rohit Sharma, Jaspreet Bhumra and Hardik Pandya. Lasith Malinga who have been a part of Mumbai Indians for long 10 years and he has been an exceptional asset for Mumbai Indians. Whenever team was going through tough match during a match, Captains first choice was always a Lasith Malinga.
In Ipl auction 2018 after released from Mumbai Indians, No other team offered him a deal also, which creates a huge fuss among IPL fans. Keeping in mind the 10 years long relationship between Lasith Malinga and Mumbai Indians family, Anita Ambani Co-Owner of Mumbai Indians has decided to appoingt Lasith Malinga for a role of Bowling Mentor. Which brings him back to his Mumbai Indians Family.
“I was not surprised at (Mumbai’s) decision not to have retained me. I had 10 very good years with Mumbai Indians and I achieved a lot. But this year, the owners spoke to me and told me about their vision going forward,”
For being hired as a mentor he added “Mumbai Indians had the mentorship role in mind and I am happy to start a new innings. My job as a mentor will now give me an opportunity to guide the next crop of fast bowlers,”
“They wanted to create a good team for the next three years. I also understand that my time in competitive cricket is over now. I am 34 years old and not getting any younger. I feel this is the right time to make a career move,” Malinga revealed.
“I will pass on my knowledge to them and also it will be an opportunity to assess myself in the coaching arena,” Malinga continued.
Concerning the new period of training in his profession, the ‘Toe Crusher’ stated he’s pleased to take the mentorship role.While Jasprit Bumrah, among the world’s greatest death bowlers as gift, had demonstrated having Malinga from the Mumbai Indians team assisted in creating the death-bowling ability. While the Sri Lankan will no more be a part of the playing team, with him in the training component will be a large learning opportunity for the pacers in the group.