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Tillakaratne Dilshan: Sri Lanka batsman to retire from ODI


Sri Lanka Cricket announces that Sri Lanka’s opening batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has decided to retire from One Day Cricket after the 3rd ODI of the series against Australia in Dambulla on Sunday.

The former ODI Captain made his debut to the one day team on December 11, 1999 against Zimbabwe. He has played 329 matches scoring 10,248 runs and is the fourth Sri Lankan and the 11th overall to pass 10,000 ODI runs.

He is the second Sri Lankan to have 3 ODI centuries above 150, with 4 scores above 150 in ODIs. He has also been one of the premier T20 players over the past six years.

The 39-year old Dilshan who is an effective spinner of the team, has 106 wickets under his name. He has the distinction of being the only player in the world to have a cricket shot called “DilScoop” named after him. He is the second Sri Lankan and fifth overall to achieve hundreds in all 3 formats of the game.

Sri Lanka Cricket has decided to dedicate the 3rd ODI to be played on Sunday (August 28) in Dambulla to honor the master batsman Dilshan for his invaluable contribution to the country.

 

 

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