"Malinga is world class, a true champion": Sachin Tendulkar
According to Sachin Tendulkar, Lasith Malinga is world class and a champion bowler. He was a part of the IPL 8 winning team after a poor first half. Malinga is World class bowler who plays for Sri Lanka and it was a fanastic experience to play with him in the IPL. Malinga has a different type of action which is unique.
“I don’t see any other bowler in the world at the international level who comes 50 per cent close to that. Sachin said he is truly world class bowler, a true champion,” claimed Tendulkar.
He has been the go to bowler for Mumbai Indians in the IPL and said that Malinga is a thorough gentleman. He bowls at the start and also bowls slower balls which are not easy for the batsmen to pick. In the recently concluded series against Pakistan Malinga did not perform well for Sri Lanka. In his One day International carrier he has picked 3 hattricks which is an excellent achievement for any bowler. Malinga has the ability to change the course of the match with his brilliant bowling and he has been doing so for his country.
In IPL 8 Malinga was not at his best in the first half but cameback and bowled well in the later half of season which helped Mumbai Indians win the IPL 8. Sachin Tendulkar said Malinga has been an important part of Mumbai Indians team. In the Sri Lankan team he has been spearhead since some time and with important T-20 World Cup coming up in 2016 Malinga would love to defend the title that they had won in 2014.
Malinga action is so different that batsman needs time to adjust and if a player is batting for first time against Malinga it will be tough to pick his action.