Lasith Malinga, born on 28 August 1983, is an international cricketer from Sri Lanka. He is a right-arm fast bowler and the current captain of the Sri Lankan T20 International team. Malinga is known as a specialist death-bowler and led his nation to victory in the 2014 T20 World Cup. He is one of the most successful Sri Lankan bowlers in cricketing history, known for taking consecutive wickets. Malinga’s distinctive sling action bowling style has earned him the nickname ‘Slinga Malinga‘. In this article, you will learn about Lasith Malinga income, earnings, matches, early life, networth, professional career, house, cars and other information.
LASITH MALINGA LIFE
Malinga’s full name is Separamadu Lasith Malinga and he grew up in a coastal village 12km northwest of Galle. He spent his childhood in very modest circumstances, enduring lots of hardship. Separamadu Milton, a retired bus mechanic who worked at Galle depot, is his father and his mother is Swarna Thenuwara. Malinga did his primary schooling at Vidyathilake Vidyalaya situated in Thiranagama. His cricket career started when he entered Vidyaloka College, Galle for his secondary education.
LASITH MALINGA INCOME 2020: ₹2 CRORES (APPROX)
Champaka Ramanayake, a former Sri Lankan pace bowler, noticed Malinga’s ability and invited him to join the Galle Cricket Club. Malinga then joined the cricket team of Mahinda College, which became a turning point of Lasith Malinga career. He briefly attempted to make his action more upright but that resulted in falling pace and reduced accuracy. Malinga then soon successfully returned to his natural action, with his mentor Ramanayake’s support. Lasith Malinga girlfriend Tanya Perera married him in 2010 and they have a son named Duvin.
LASITH MALINGA CAREER
Malinga made his international debut in a Test match against Australia on 1st July 2004. He took six wickets in that game, marking the beginning of a highly successful career. He made his ODI debut in the 2004 Asia Cup opening match against the United Arab Emirates. Malinga took the wicket of the Emirati captain in that match and helped his country win by 116 runs. That cemented his place as a regular in the Sri Lankan ODI side.
Malinga made history at the 2007 Cricket World Cup in a Super 8 match against South Africa. He took four wickets in four consecutive balls, become the very first bowler in ODI cricket to do so. He took his second career hat-trick against Kenya in Sri Lanka’s group stage match during the 2011 World Cup. Malinga took another hat-trick the same year against Australia, becoming the first man with three ODI cricket hat-tricks.
Lasith Malinga has also played in Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Mumbai Indians side, becoming their leading bowler. He took 5 wickets against Delhi Daredevils in the opening match of the fourth season of IPL. He got the Purple Cap that season for scalping 28 wickets in 16 matches. Malinga became the highest wicket-taker in the Champions League Twenty20 in 2011.
Mumbai Indians named Malinga the bowling mentor ahead of IPL 2018. They revealed that Malinga would play a supportive role alongside Shane Bond, who is the head coach.
LASITH MALINGA SALARY
Lasith Malinga earnings largely stem from his IPL and international career. He has played for Mumbai Indians side since 2008 and his national side since 2004. Lasith Malinga income began when he first joined IPL for a fee of ₹1.4 crores. By 2011, that figure rose to ₹2.3 crores. Lasith Malinga networth was boosted the following year again to ₹2.5 crores and in 2013 to ₹2.6 crores. Mumbai India retained him in 2014, which was the turning point in Lasith Malinga earnings, for the whopping price of ₹9.5 crores, significantly boosting Lasith Malinga salary in the process.
He earned ₹7.5 crores each the following three years, which became part of the networth of Lasith Malinga. And finally, in 2019 and 2020, Lasith Malinga income was reportedly ₹2 crores. His long IPL career significantly contributed to total Lasith Malinga earnings which stand approximately at over ₹48 crores. As such, networth of Lasith Malinga is estimated to be over $5 million according to various sources.
LASITH MALINGA HOUSE AND CARS
Lasith Malinga house is located at Angoda in the Awissawela area of Sri Lanka where he lives with his wife Tanya Perera. We know that he is passionate about cars and invests in them. The latest Lasith Malinga car is reportedly a BMW i8, which he bought in 2018.
Lasith Malinga career has been a long and illustrious one and in 30 Test matches played, he has gotten 101 wickets and 3 5-wicket hauls. He has also played 226 ODI matches and 79 T20I matches, taking 338 and 106 wickets in the two formats respectively. ICC named him the 12th man in the 2011 World ODI XI, also naming him in the 2012 and 2013 editions. Needless to say, Lasith Malinga matches were always a treat to watch.