Dilshan
Dilshan

The veteran Sri Lankan all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has announced his retirement from international cricket and has confirmed that the T20 against Australia which is scheduled o be played next month in Dambulla will be the last appearance in international cricket.

Dilshan, in the year 1999 came into the national team as a lower order batsman who used to bowl off-spin. At the start of his career he concentrated more on bowling than batting but as years passed away, he was promoted in batting order thus ending up his career an opener of the Sri Lankan team.

The highest run scorer of 2011 world cup sometimes used to open the bowling for his team, thus contributing in all the departments of the game as he was a brilliant fielder too.

Twitter reacts to his retirement, here are some best of the tweets –