Teenager with Malinga-like action takes social media by storm

Teenager with Malinga-like action takes social media by storm

A teenage bowler with a similar action to Veteran Sri Lankan player Lasith Malinga took social media by surprise when he impressed with the ball for his home side.

The 17-year-old was identified as Matheesha Pathirana of Trinity College Kandy and his 6/7 figures on his debut for the home side surprised everyone.

What caught the eye was the action of the teenager who was similar to Malinga. Lankan’s rhythm spearhead recently picked up four wickets in four balls against New Zealand.

Malinga, who became the first bowler to catch four wickets in four successive balls in both ODI and T20I, finished with figures of 4-1-6-5, as Sri Lanka achieved a comforting victory of 37 runs in the third and final T20I in Pallekele It was his fifth hat-trick overall in international cricket.

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