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Lasith Malinga Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 8, 2019

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Short Biography

Lasith Malinga was born on 28-08-1983 in Galle in the state of Southern Province, Sri Lanka. He is a Sri Lankan Cricket Player.

Other Name: Separamadu Lasith Malinga, Slinga, Kagawena, Malinga the Slinger

Lasith Malinga Complete Bio & Career

Considered by many as one of the greatest fast bowlers to have ever represented his country, SeparamaduLasithMalinga from Galle, Srilanka started his international cricket career by playing against Australia in 2004 at the age of 21 only. Soon he earned a reputation for troubling the opponent’s batsman with his dangerous in-swingers and swift bouncers. In his early days, his bowling speed used to be between 140 to 150 kph.

Malinga was discovered and trained by ChampakaRamanayake, a former Sri Lankan cricketer, when he was studying in Vidyaloka College, Galle. Champaka helped him to join Mahinda college cricket team which proved to be a turning point in his career. He was also an admirer of Malinga’s natural bowling action besides Sir Viv Richards who in later years praised him for his unique round-arm bowling style, which earned him the nickname ‘SlingaMalinga’.

Though he had suffered many injuries for which he had to step down from captaincy in T20 world cup team, there is a considerable number of both test and ODI records which Malinga holds till date, such as being the only bowler with two world cup hat tricks and being the only one to take three hat tricks in ODI cricket history. Under his captaincy, Sri Lankan cricket team won the 2014 ICC World T20.

He was awarded both the Dialog SLC ODI and T20 Bowler of the year in 2015. In three test matches and seven ODI matches, he was credited for taking 5 wickets in innings. He has also been named by the ICC as the official event ambassador for the World T20 Championships.

Malinga was a diminished force through the 2015 World Cup and became significantly slower in his later years, in which he also put on weight. After missing out on most of the action after the 2015 World Cup, he made a comeback in 2018 and retained his place in the side. He was also named the Captain and has decided that he will bid adieu to the sport after 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

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Lasith Malinga Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Separamadu Milton and Swarna Thenuwara. He is happily married to Tanya Perera since 2010. They are blessed with a son and a daughter.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Galle
Nationality Sri Lankan
Religion Buddhist
Address Galle, Sri Lanka
School Vidyathilake VIdyalaya, Thirangama
Vidyaloka College, Galle
College Mahinda College, Galle
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Dancing and Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs Australia at Marrara Cricket Ground, Jul 01, 2004
ODI- 17 July 2004 v United Arab Emirates
T20I - vs England at The Rose Bowl, Jun 15, 2006
Salary N/A
Net Worth $7 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Player Aravinda de Silva
Favorite Sport Football and Cricket

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Lasith Malinga

  • It was former Sri Lankan cricketer Champaka Ramanayake who spotted him on the streets and was left numb seeing his talent.
  • He kisses the ball every time before he delivers the ball.
  • In his debut match against Australia, he picked up 6 wickets and left every Australian batsmen clueless.
  • Until 17, he never played with a leather ball.
  • Even though, he has missed out on 2 entire seasons of IPL, he is still the highet wicket taker in the history of IPL.

Lasith Malinga Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

39 years, 5months, 7 days old age Lasith Malinga will turn 40 on 28 August, 2023. Only 6 months, 23 days, 17 hours,54 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Lasith Malinga has celebrated the total number of 40 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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