Sri Lanka auto firm gifts flashy wheels to sexy Malinga

Sept 20, 2007 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s paceman Lasith Malinga, dubbed the sexist player during the World Cup, is to get a customised motorbike from Japanese manufacturer, Yamaha, an official in Colombo said Wednesday. National cricketers who are generally well-heeled and most already own luxury sports untility vehicles (SUV) and fast cars.

Yamaha’s local agents, Associated Motorways Plc, plans to gift a 125 cc bike to Malinga who was voted the World Cup’s sexiest player for his bleached hair, eyebrow ring and tattooed biceps.

“The custom-built bike that will reflect his personality is being modified in Sri Lanka. It will be a little bit outrageous and have the national team’s colours,” Associated Motorways’ Director, Yohann de Zoysa said.

“Malinga was keen to have a bike that stand out, which will reflect his personality,” he said.

However, De Zoysa thinks Malinda is unlikely to use the bike to travel to cricket nets for training as it will not have a ball holder or storage for his bat and pads.

Malinga currently rides a Yamaha to get about, de Zoysa said adding that the spruced up cycle will be “pure