“Mentally, I am over with playing cricket,” Malinga told Press Trust of India on Thursday (February 8). “I don’t think I will play international cricket anymore. I am planning to announce my retirement soon.
“I have not spoken to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) but once I go back, I will have to again go through the domestic grind, see how my body responds. But now as my IPL career is also over and I am starting a new chapter with Mumbai Indians, I might not play again.”
“Everyone gets that signal. Even the great Wasim Akram knew when his time was up,” he said. “I was not surprised at their decision not to have retained me. I had 10 very good years with Mumbai Indians and I achieved a lot. But this year, the owners spoke to me and told me about their vision going forward. They wanted to create a good team for the next three years. I also understand that my time in competitive cricket is over now.