Lasith Malinga was one of the most feared bowlers in his playing days, and his yorkers, more often than not, got the best of the best. The former Sri Lankan bowler has now taken up the role of Rajasthan’s fast bowling coach. Recently, a video went viral where Shimron Hetmyer was facing Malinga in the nets.
A night ahead of Rajasthan’s clash against Delhi at the Wankhede stadium, Malinga was spotted bowling to Hetmyer. The Rajasthan team’s official Twitter handle posted the video with the caption, “Malinga vs Hettie.”
Malinga bowled a wide yorker that hit the base of Hetmyer’s bat. “What is this guy bowling? He’ll break my bats, man,” said Hetmyer.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 21, 2022
Hetmyer, who moved to Rajasthan from Delhi this season, has been a great finisher for the men in pink. Last season, the West Indian scored 242 runs in 14 matches. However, this season has been very productive for him as he has already scored 223 runs in six matches. He has an average of 74.33 and a strike rate of 179.84 so far.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan has been in great form this season. They have played six games, winning four and losing just two.They currently stand third in the points table. Jos Buttler is the current orange cap holder with 375 runs in six matches. He has also hit two centuries in the season. Yuzvendra Chahal is another star performer for Rajasthan. He has played six games and has 17 wickets to his name. He is the current purple cap holder.
Rajasthan play their next game against Delhi on Friday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Delhi has played six games in the season, winning three and losing as many. They stand sixth in the points table.