Malinga was one of the players who got detained by the five time IPL champions on Wednesday, later it was revealed that Malinga had already informed the management of MI about his retirement earlier this month.
A day after the Malinga declared his retirement from Cricket franchise, captain of the Mumbai Indians team, Rohit Sharma uploaded a picture with Malinga saying that, ”one of the best the game has seen. Truly a match winner, his presencearound the squad will be missed @mumbaiindians”
Malinga was quoted in a statement saying that “ After discussing with his family, I think now is the right to retire from all the cricket franchise. The pandemic situation and restrictions on travel will make it difficult for me given my personal circumstances to participate fully in any cricket franchise for the next year and so it is best to make this decision now.”
Apart from Malinga, Mumbai Indians detained six players, including four overseas singings.