Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik Pandya took to Twitter & wished the Sri Lankan pacer & IPL teammate Lasith Malinga on his 37th birthday. “Mali. Happy birthday legend. Let’s get to work soon,” Hardik Pandya captioned the post.
The tweet had four images which showed the players interacting & celebrating. The Team India cricketer is currently in quarantine in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the Mumbai Indians squad, who are expected to start training in the coming days.
Malinga had received wishes from his home franchise as well. “195 wickets. 5 trophies. Countless toe-crushers. Here’s to more of this in the MI Blue & Gold. Happy birthday to one of our very own, Lasith Malinga,” said the MI Twitter handle.
Malinga was recently in the news as he received some advice from Sachin Tendulkar over his bowling style. The bowler has a habit of kissing the ball before running for a delivery which Tendulkar believed would require some rethinking following the new rules of the International Cricket Council (ICC), forcing a complete ban on the usage of saliva.
Scahin Tendulkar took to Twitter & posted a picture of Malinga with a caption as, “A certain someone will have to also change his run up routine with the new @icc rules! What say Mali? #LasithMalinga”.
The 13th season of the cash-rich league will get underway on September 19. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on MI in the opening clash of the tournament.