Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan, born on 14th October 1976, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who is much-publicized for his “Dilscoop” batting stroke.
Dilshan’s career achievements:-
2009- Dilshan won the title of "Twenty20 International Performance of the Year" ICC Award for his 96 runs in 57 balls at the semi-finals against West Indies, in the ICC World Twenty20 which was held in England. He was also the highest run-scorer with 317 runs in 7 matches.
2011- Dilshan emerged out to be the top run scorer in the Cricket World Cup. During the year, Sri Lanka recorded its first-ever Test victory in South Africa, under Dilshan's captaincy.
2015- Dilshan became the highest scoring Opener for Sri Lanka in a Calendar Year with a score of 1207. He holds the record for attaining highest individual score (161) by a Sri Lankan in the ICC World Cup match against Bangladesh which took place in Melbourne, Australia.
He is the second Sri Lankan to score 3 ODI (One Day International) centuries above 150 next to Sanath Jayasuriya who has 4 such centuries.
He is the fifth captain to hit centuries in all formats of international cricket (ODI, Test, and T-20).
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