Ma linger= child lingering around her mom to avoid going to school.
Malinga feigned illness to avoid bowling to Tendulkar
mali+inger(sounds like injure)(p.s MY MALI IS INDER :)))))),.......my mali got injured yesterday while working... so today he is feigning illness and refused to come
'linger' is to hang around, 'malinger' is to skulk and hang around, and 'malingerer' is one who skulks and hangs around.
Players like M.Vijay would rather fake illness than face players like MALINGA
linger is to hang around, lingerer is someone that hangs around, malingerer is someone that doesn't like to hang around at work
mal ( disease ) + loiter (wander aimlessly) ... that is you are running away from your duty