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Out of Focus: One and only Mali, bids farewell

a year ago

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The background

A century from Kusal Perera and a vintage spell from the man of the hour, Lasith Malinga, helped Sri Lanka mark the occasion of Malinga’s final One-Day International (ODI) appearance with a 91-run win over Bangladesh at Colombo. That was on 26 July 2019.

What the photo reveals

This is one of the most fascinating photographs of one of the most iconic players of our time, Lasith Malinga. This is soothing to the mind of any human being. The legendary player, his beautiful wife, and the two kids give us a moment of great satisfaction, joy, jubilation, and everything.


The right-hand part of the photo reveals a different perspective to it - Percy Abeysekera with his inseparable Sri Lanka national flag in hand giving thumbs-up! And, look at the small girl! Like father, like (not son) daughter.

This heart-warming photograph indicates sports, heroism, public love, and the future.



An afterword

Legendary slinging, low-arm pacer retired from Twenty-20 International (T20I) cricket on 14 September 2021. He had already retired from Test and ODI formats earlier.


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