Lasith Malinga Inspires Young Mumbai Indians Bowlers with Exceptional Training Drill

Lasith Malinga Inspires Young Mumbai Indians Bowlers with Exceptional Training Drill

Lasith Malinga, the legendary Sri Lankan fast bowler, is now imparting his wisdom to the next generation of bowlers as the bowling coach of Mumbai Indians. In a recent training session, Malinga organized a unique drill where young pacers, including Arjun Tendulkar, attempted to hit a single stump at the other end of the pitch. Despite their best efforts, none of the bowlers managed to hit the target.

Undeterred, Malinga stepped up to the challenge and effortlessly hit the stump, showcasing his exceptional skills and experience. The video of this training session, shared by Mumbai Indians on Twitter, has garnered much attention.

Malinga, who played exclusively for Mumbai Indians throughout his IPL career, is known for his remarkable bowling prowess. In 122 IPL matches, he claimed 170 wickets at an impressive average of 19.80 and an economical rate of 7.14.

In the ongoing IPL season, Malinga has demonstrated that he still possesses the ability to deliver with the ball. Despite his retirement as a player, he remains an integral part of the Mumbai Indians franchise, guiding and mentoring the young bowlers.

Mumbai Indians, the five-time IPL champions, recently secured their first win of the season against Delhi Capitals. In the process, they also achieved a historic milestone by registering their 150th win in T20 cricket, becoming the first team to reach this landmark.

The Blue and Gold franchise achieved this feat at the Wankhede Stadium, where they have built a formidable reputation. Mumbai Indians managed to defend a target of 235 runs, thanks to some explosive batting from openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan, as well as Tim David and Romario Shepherd later in the innings.

Delhi Capitals were restricted to 205/8 in their 20 overs, falling short of the target. Mumbai Indians' 150 wins in T20 cricket exclude victories in Super Overs following tied matches. Including matches played in the IPL and the now-defunct Champions League T20, MI has played 273 matches, winning 150, losing 117, and having two matches end in no result.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the second-most successful team in T20 cricket, with 148 victories. Overall, CSK has played 253 T20 matches, winning 148, losing 101, having two matches end in no result, and losing two matches in Super Overs after tied regular games.

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