More question marks for spoilsport Lasith Malinga | Sunday Observer

More question marks for spoilsport Lasith Malinga

22 November, 2020
Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga is no stranger to controversy and question marks against his name ever since he abused the Sinhala media in broad daylight at the headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket and got away without sanction eight years ago.

The latest black mark in his career comes after he waited until the last minute to pull out of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) which for its inaugural year is more of an exercise to showcase Sri Lanka to the world in a time of crisis than for players to think of how many wickets they’ll be able to grab or how many runs they’ll be able to muster.

In pulling out, Malinga has come up with the flimsiest of excuses saying he did not have time to prepare for the tournament which was in the pipeline and endorsed more than three months ago.

His remarks can only be countered by the high number of Sri Lankan players who have left everything aside and decided to put their hands up saying they are willing to be part of the campaign not only to showcase their prowess for the future but for the sake of the country’s image and the hard work put in to get the LPL off the ground.

That Malinga had to pack his bags and leave for India for more than 10 years to take part in the IPL and then turn his back on the Sri Lankan show only smacks of arrogance that has been part of his lifestyle.