Former Sri Lankan Captain: Why Tillakaratne Dilshan is Playing Victorian Grade Cricket


Tillakaratne Dilshan Former national cricket team captain of Sri Lanka has disclosed why he agreed to play for a local Victorian Cricket Club.

While talking in an interview, Dilshan, who now resides in Victoria after his retirement from international cricket in 2016, revealed his journey to Casey South Melbourne which is a team in Victorian Premier Cricket first division league.

He spoke that after his retirement from International cricket in 2016 he never intended to play any more cricket but after talking with the president of Casey club he changed his mind because the president wanted him to share his experience with the Victorian cricketers, so he thought that it is a good idea to share the experience of nearly Twenty Years with the cricketers of Victoria.

Dilshan Disclosed That He Just Played a Little Amount of Cricket Before Padding up for South-East Melbourne Club

Dilshan said that he arrived at club just two days before the match, on Thursday. And also, never played any first-class cricket since his retirement. Just played a masters tournament which was held in Mumbai and didn’t even touched the bat for 365 days, he added.

He got used to the game after facing a few deliveries and felt like he was ready to go.

Everyone was pretty excited when Dilshan played a good knock for his team and they beat Dandenong.

He also expressed his concern for his national current cricket team. He said that we are not performing well and the condition is very bad right now. We have some real talent but the young cricketers in modern era of cricket are not serious about their game. I know if the players come forward and take the game seriously then we can be an exceptional team soon.

Dilshan scored fifty-three runs against Dandenong on Saturday and they will face Melbourne University on Saturday.

Do you think that Dilshan made the right decision to share his experience with the youngsters?


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