Sports Desk: Lasith Malinga was in the headlines in the world of cricket when he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. In the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), David Visa reminded him once again. In a record, Visa pushed Malinga to the top with two.
Visa took 5 for 39 against Trincomalee Knight Riders for the St. Lucia Kings in the first semi-final of the CPL on Tuesday.
He tasted 5 wickets 6 times in the recognized T20. The pace bowling all-rounder is now the lone top batsman with a record of 5 wickets.
Malinga, who has been at the top for 5 wickets with 5 wickets, went down to two.
Malinga took 5 wickets in 269 innings. Visa overtook him by bowling 225 innings.
Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh and Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan jointly shared the record. Shakib took 5 wickets 4 times in 334 innings. Afridi has been bowled 4 times in just 90 innings.
After playing international cricket for South Africa, the match has been memorable for Namibia’s place in the upcoming T20 World Cup. In the first half of the match, he played an unbeaten innings of 34 runs off 21 balls. His team St. Lucia scored 205 runs in 20 overs.
He later became the man of the match with 5 wickets. St. Lucia reached the final of CPL with a victory of 21 runs.
Visas will face St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in Wednesday’s final.