Colombo: Sri Lankan opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan today stated his decision to retire from One Day cricket. Opener will quit after the third One-Day match against Australia in Dambulla on Sunday.
Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to dedicate the third One-Day to honour the batsman. He is most famous for his improvised shot over the wicketkeeper’s head called “Dilscoop”. A former One-Day captain, Dilshan made his debut in the one day team in 1999 against Zimbabwe.
Tillakaratne Dilshan has played 329 matches scoring 10,248 runs and is the fourth Sri Lankan and the 11th overall to pass 10,000 One-Day runs.
Thilanga Sumathipala, Sri Lanka Cricket president stated: “I together with my committee wish to extend our sincere appreciation and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”