Lasith Malinga, who is considered as one of the best fast bowlers of our generation, claimed 4 wickets in just 4 balls against New Zealand in the third and final T20 International 2019, in Pallekele on September 6, 2019.
In the third over, Malinga balled out and took out Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme, and Ross Taylor.
The Sri Lankan fast bowler did this in just 4 bowls.
M A L I N G A 🔥🔥🔥🔥🙏🙏🙏🙏
Four wkts in 4 balls 🤙🤙 #SLvNZ
— Sunil Avula (@avulasunil) September 6, 2019
Lasith Malinga also became the first bowler in the T20 International’s to claim 100 wickets.
The previous record was held by Shahid Afridi, who had 97 wickets registered on the books.
He is the only bowler in international cricket to have picked up 4 wickets in 4 balls two times. This is a feat that could stay untouchable for a long time.
Here are some tweets that were made after Malinga did the impossible for the second time in his career:
Shall never forget the spell of commentary I did describing Lasith Malinga's 4 in 4. It was a truly special moment in a commentators life.
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) September 6, 2019
History maker #Malinga. Simply amazing ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
— Jasprit Bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) September 6, 2019
The great #LasithMalinga. Still has it. 4 in 4 again! May he just keep playing…..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 6, 2019
4 in 4!! Lasith Malinga turning the clock back! What a bowler this man has been in white ball cricket.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 6, 2019
Malinga is balling out in this year’s T20 International.