Lasith Malinga is undoubtedly one of the best fast bowlers of our generation. Known for his unorthodox slinging action, the Sri Lankan legend probably had the most unique hairstyle in the world of cricket. The 37-year-old was also called the 'king of curls' as his long curly hair stood out among all. Once a trend, the growth of social media has now turned it into a hilarious meme.
Rajasthan Royals enter the party
After Sanju Samson's side clinched their first victory of IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals, the men in pink were certainly delighted. However, even the social media team could not control their excitement as they wanted to put up an appreciation post for Riyan Parag. They posted a photoshopped image of RR all-rounder with Malinga's hair and took a sly dig at the champions with a caption station, "@mumbaiindians fans will say this is photoshopped. 😤".
Here is the post:
Riyan Parag + Lasith Malinga = ?
Reacting on the mixture of Riyan Parag and Lasith Malinga, the fans showed their creativity and came up with some hilarious names for this new cricketer. While some termed him as 'Risath Paringa', many suggested that 'Relinga' sounds more appropriate. There were also a few hilarious names in the form of 'Lasith Parag' and 'Riyalinga'.
While Parag did not have a great day with bat, it was his brilliant effort on the field that sent the dangerous Rishabh Pant back to the pavilion. It turned out to be a match-deciding factor as Rajasthan Royals eventually emerged as winners in the nail-biting close contest. Hence, the 19-year-old certainly deserved all the appreciation he received after yesterday's contest.