In a video that instills hope in the Sri Lanka fan base, 17-year-old Matheesa Pathirana picked up 6 wickets for just 7 runs with an action eerily similar to Lasith Malinga.
The young prospect picked up these impressive figures on his debut for Trinity College. The pacer not only has the slingy action but also possesses the weapons of the veteran’s arsenal namely the yorker and slower ball. Check out the video below:
Trinity College Kandy produces another Slinga !!
— Nibraz Ramzan (@nibraz88cricket) September 26, 2019
The youngster executed his plans to perfections as the batsmen were hapless to the raw pace. With age on his side, Pathirana can have a bright future as Lanka are on the lookout for Malinga’s heir.
Pathirana has huge boots to fill with Malinga calling it a day from ODIs and tests. The veteran cemented his place in Sri Lankan cricket after being the third-highest wicket-taker in ODIs and also his numerous hattricks at the biggest stage.