Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire from International cricket after Australia series

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia.

“I have decided to retire from the ODI’s after the third match in Dambulla and will play the two T20I’s and then retire completely,” Dilshan told local media.

After the conclusion of the five-match ODI series, Sri Lanka and Australia will play two T20 matches on September 6 and September 9.

Sri Lanka Cricket said that it would dedicate the match to be played on 28th August against Australia to the 39-year old for his “invaluable contribution to his motherland”.

SLC in a statement extended its appreciation to the batsman wishing him all the best.

Dilshan, who has scored 17,624 international runs is the most capped T20 player in Sri Lankan history and the fifth highest in ODI’s, though he retired from Tests in 2013.

Man of the series World T20 2009 - Tillakaratne Dilshan

He was the top scorer at the World T20 2009, where he popularised the “Dilscoop” and was named as the ‘Man of the Series’.

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