IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals sign Lasith Malinga as fast bowling coach for upcoming season of Indian Premier League in Mumbai and Pune.
Rajasthan Royals Coach Announced
#RajasthanRoyals: Rajasthan Royals on Friday announced the appointment of Sri Lanka legend and former MI player Lasith Malinga as the franchise’s Fast Bowling Coach ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Malinga, 38, is the all-time leading wicket-taker in the IPL with 170 scalps in 122 matches.
The franchise has welcomed Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga as their new fast bowling coach and has also onboarded Paddy Upton in a new role of Team Catalyst.
“*kisses the ball* Lasith Malinga. IPL. Pink,” tweeted Royals, sharing a creative graphic showing Malinga’s appointment as the pace bowling coach.
The former Mumbai Indians (MI) bowler associated with IPL since 2009. He played a key role in MI’s multiple triumphs over the years and also served the franchise as a bowling mentor in the past. Malinga is the highest wicket-taker in IPL history with 170 scalps.
Back in @IPL as the Fast Bowling Coach of @rajasthanroyals 💪😇
Excited to join #RoyalsFamily and @KumarSanga2 🤝Halla Bol💗
“It’s a wonderful feeling for me to return to the IPL and an absolute honour to join Rajasthan Royals, a franchise that has always promoted and developed young talent,” Malinga said in a press release issued by RR.
“I am excited by the pace bowling unit we have going into the tournament and looking forward to supporting all the fast bowlers with the execution of their game-plans and their overall development. I’ve made some very special memories in the IPL with Mumbai Indians and now with Royals, looking forward to new experiences and creating great memories in this journey.”
Malinga is well aware about the condition of Mumbai pitches as he played as a player as well as bowler for Mumbai India. This would be an added advantage for Rajasthan Royals in this IPL season to announce Lasit Malinga as a Fast bowling coach.
The 2022 edition of IPL Rajasthan Royals will open their campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 29 in Mumbai.