Tillakaratne Dilshan to take retirement from One-Day cricket

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.

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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.”

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