It was Lasith Malinga’s birthday on the 28th of September and the fast bowler from Sri Lanka decided to host a big birthday bash for his friends. The list included many current and former Sri Lankan players and also almost the entire Indian Cricket Team.Lasith Malinga is known to be quite close to some of the Indian boys because of the Indian Premier League and did not leave an opportunity to host them to a wonderful birthday party.
The right-hand opening batsman from India Rohit Sharma posted one of the pictures on his official Instagram account. This picture includes the birthday boy Lasith Malinga, Dickwella, Gunathilaka, debutant Shardul Thakur, Lokesh Rahul, Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan and the lovely Mr. and Mrs. Rohit Sharma. He captioned the picture as “Great night with friends.”
The left handed opening batsman from India, Shikhar Dhawan posted another picture while he was having a great time with his Sri Lankan buddies Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal. He quoted, “It was a pleasure meeting Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal off the field”.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) September 2, 2017
Cric Crak is glad to see such wonderful visuals and a great bond which the cricketers of both the respective countries share. Yes, there can be heated exchanges on the field but at the end of the day, everyone is just trying to give their best for their country.
Since the Indian Premier League, we have seen a lot of wonderful friendships like Virat Kohli and Gayle etc develop and Cric Crak feels that sport gives a great opportunity to cricketers from all sides of the globe to learn more about each others culture, country, etc rather than just cricket.