By Bipin Dani

Chaminda Vaas the former fast bowler has been keenly following his country-man Lasith Malinga’s cricketing days.

Malinga is not only known as a slinging bowler but is somewhat of a hat-trick specialist. The bowler has four hat-tricks registered under his name and once also grabbed four wickets in four balls and came close to achieve this unique feat on one more occasion.

Explaining the secret of Malinga’s phenomenal performance, Vaas, a coach in the Sri Lanka set-up says, “His (Malinga’s) commitment towards the game has been fabulous. He is really working hard in practices. He is very focus and eager to take wickets all the time”.

Malinga is on par with former Pakistani speedster Wasim Akram in terms of hat-trick achievements.

“Malinga gives 100 % in every game and I will not be surprised if he ends with more hat-tricks before he hangs his boots”, Vaas added.

“Malinga is a great slinging bowler. He is one of the great fast bowler in the world today”.

“Being exceptional in modern-day cricket, I am sure he will do well in the Champions Trophy and bring glory to our country”.

“Great achievement as a fast bowler, it shows the dedication and determination. One need special skill to achieve hat-trick”, Vaas said.