On Wednesday Mumbai Indians appointed Sri Lankan International and one of its longest serving member Lasith Malinga as their bowling mentor of the team for the IPL season. Malinga has been the core of Mumbai Indians winning combination in the last decade. The Sri Lankan has put on the Mumbai Indians jersey in 110 matches of the 157 games the franchise has played so far. After a long experience in the bowling of over 200 one-day internationals and 248 T20s, Malinga will not join the support staff headed by coach Mahela Jayawardene, bowling coach Shane Bond, batting coach Robin Singh and fielding coach James Pemment.
“It’s a great opportunity to be present with and an honor to continue my association with Mumbai Indians. Mumbai has been my home away from home for the last decade.
“ As a player, I have enjoyed the journey with Mumbai Indians and now as a mentor, I look forward to the new chapter,” said Malinga.