Suresh Raina, the former left-handed player of the Indian team, is also counted among the legendary players in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Now Suresh Raina, in a recent statement, has picked Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga as the All Time Great Bowler (GOAT) bowler in IPL, who has also been an important part of the Mumbai Indians franchise.
Suresh Raina definitely surprised everyone with his answer because apart from Jaspreet Bumrah, Sunil Narine, Rashid Khan and Dwayne Bravo were named in front of him. Despite this, Raina took the name Malinga. Keep in mind that even at the moment, Lasith Malinga ranks second in terms of taking the most wickets in IPL history. He has taken 170 wickets in 122 matches.
While speaking at Geo Cinema, Raina said about Lasith Malinga that because of the bowling he did. Such tough action and after that to keep his dominance for so many years in the IPL and win his country in the T20 World Cup is not an easy task at all. It has proven to be tremendous for his team. Much credit is also due to Lasith Malinga for improving Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling.
While RP Singh, Robin Uthappa and Parthiv Patel agreed with Suresh Raina’s statement on Lasith Malinga, former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha disagreed. According to Pragyan, he considers Harbhajan Singh to be the all-time great bowler in IPL history.
The upcoming IPL season will kick off on March 31, which will see the season opener between the defending champions Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings played at Ahmedabad Stadium.