In some breaking news coming in from the Indian Premier League camp, a source close to the Mumbai Indians has given the cricket age something really interesting to ponder about. What comes to your mind when you think about the Mumbai Indians bowling department? Well, if you say Jasprit Bumrah we would request you to roll back time a bit and think about who made Bumrah? Well, if you can the man himself he would also agree that the answer has to be Lasith Malinga. He was an absolute pleasure to watch over all these years.
The problem here is that ‘he has been’ and ‘he might not be any more’. Let’s face it, we love the ever smiling Malinga and always wish well for him but there is no hidden fact either that he has lost his charm quite a bit and is not a threat like he used to be back in the days. It’s only fair as that can happen to an athlete with age and time.
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As a result, the Mumbai Indians are all set to release him back to the auction pool which means he might not play for the Mumbai Indians anymore in the upcoming Indian Premier League 2018. Is that certain? Well, there is a possibility that they might wish to attain his services again through a cheaper bid at the auction but then there is an equal chance for everyone post his release.
This moved certainly seemed unthinkable years ago and as great a player Malinga might be Athletes, unfortunately, do not get finer with age and we would sadly have to agree with the Mumbai Indians Management on this one.