Coach Ramanayake Reveals Story Behind Discovering Malinga

Current fast bowling coach of Sri Lanka national cricket team and former Sri Lankan paceman recollect the memories how he discovered veteran pacer Lasith Malinga recently at a tv programme.

Malinga is well known for his specialist fast bowler with a unique round-arm action (a sling action), which is nicknamed as "Malinga the Slinga".  Malinga was discovered by Champaka Ramanayake. Ramanayake was so impressed by Malinga's raw ability, invited him to join the Galle Cricket Club. He also helped him to join the first XI cricket team of Mahinda College, Galle.

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