On Friday, Lasith Malinga played his final ODI game for Sri Lanka, producing a classic performance to take them home.
Tributes poured in from around the cricketing world, led by his former captain and team-mate for over 10 years.
Congratulation to Lasith Malinga on a fantastic ODI career. He has single handedly won many games for Sri Lanka. All the best for the T20Is in future— Rangana Herath (@HerathRSL) July 26, 2019
Awesome .. how good !!! https://t.co/wlIKnqn5m4— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 26, 2019
Wat a Final spell!— Danushka Gunathilaka (@danushka_70) July 26, 2019
Wat a legendary career from a legendary player, a true gentleman & have been a great inspiration for many | lucky enough to play together! #SLvBAN #ThankYouMalinga @Lasith99Malinga
PS - Gud luck for the T20s
Former international opponents turned franchise team-mates at Mumbai Indians joined in.
Fortunate to share the dressing room with you. I know how good planner, motivator and human being you are. Indeed, you are a great performer. Your fighting spirit is inspiring to all. ODI cricket will miss you & you will be remembered always. Good bye legend. #ThankYouMalinga pic.twitter.com/hX5cr69BbK— Mustafizur Rahman (@Mustafiz90) July 26, 2019
If I had to pick one match winner among many others for @mipaltan in the last decade, this man will be on the top for sure. As a captain he give me breather during tense situation and he never failed to deliver, such was his presence within the team. Best wishes LM for the future pic.twitter.com/gJJJKy8gL3— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 26, 2019
Classic Mali spell Thank you for everything you've done for cricket. Always admired you and will always continue to do so.— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) July 26, 2019