T.M. Dilshan to retire after Australian tour

DilshanBatsman T.M. Dilshan is to retire from international cricket after the ongoing Australian tour.

Dilshan has announced he will play in the third ODI against Australia in Dambulla and two T-20 internationals in Colombo before stepping down.

With his relentless aggression, strong wrists and natural timing, ESPN Cricinfo said that Tillakaratne Dilshan is one of the most exciting batsmen in the game today.

He is technically sound, but, much like Virender Sehwag, he uses the defensive option only as a last resort, after all the attacking alternatives have been explored.

He loves to make room and thrash the ball through the off side, but the stroke that bears his signature more than any other is the one he developed for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 – the eponymously named “Dilscoop” shot over his head, which confounded bowlers and experts alike. (Colombo Gazette)