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Fan asks Dilshan to retire from cricket

11 January 2016 09:54 am - 28     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A Sri Lankan cricket fan, who was at the Eden Park pavilion during the second T20 match against New Zealand yesterday, was overheard asking Sri Lanka cricketer T.M. Dilshan to retire from cricket immediately.

Dilshan, who was on his way to the pavilion after Sri Lanka lost the match asked the fan, “Are you going to replace me,” he responded.

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets, with ten overs to spare, at Eden Park on Sunday to win the two-match Twenty20 series 2-0.


  Comments - 28

  • sobers Tuesday, 12 January 2016 07:45 AM

    It may be sour, but you should retire with grace! Statistics proves it.

    vernon Monday, 11 January 2016 09:02 PM

    Dilly, ignore the godaya who abused you.

    CitizenPerera Monday, 11 January 2016 09:04 PM

    Pakistani player Ahmed Shahzad who asked Dilshan to convert to Islam must be having the last laugh. Tuesday, 12 January 2016 08:08 AM

    Because Dilshan is playing so badly and an inconsistent player at present time, all the overseas countries have refused to sign him up or renew his contracts, as such he is hanging on to SL cricket for greed until the board realizes and sack him. So my advise to Dilshan is to retire now honourably and let the youngsters take over before the WC. My hats are off to Dilshan for his tremendous contribution to SL cricket in all forms, however it is the right time now to hang the boots. My very best wishes to Dilshan.

    Lasantha Jayawardena Tuesday, 12 January 2016 08:20 AM

    Dilshan has played many innings that have victory.and this idiot must be a super market worker who migrated to NZ through a Boat.

    karu Monday, 11 January 2016 09:55 PM

    Yahapalanaya all the way to NZ.

    Sara Monday, 11 January 2016 10:02 PM

    It is sad to see, some of our cricketers does not retire honourably, and/or live Honourable thereafter.

    Paniya Monday, 11 January 2016 03:37 PM

    This fan, to which "le" does he belong to.. ?

    roche Tuesday, 12 January 2016 09:56 AM

    Peace to the cricket world God bless

    DD Monday, 11 January 2016 03:53 PM

    Fair enough. Time to go Dilly.

    Leo Monday, 11 January 2016 04:02 PM

    You were good and did a good job for SL cricket but now its time you make way for young blood. via DM Android App

    Bala Monday, 11 January 2016 04:14 PM

    He at least scored 28 as second highest.

    ziyard Monday, 11 January 2016 04:17 PM

    Dilshan must learn to behave like a gentleman

    Premalal Monday, 11 January 2016 04:26 PM

    I can imagine the frustration of the fans but, to single out Dilshan is grossly unfair when everyone, with the exception of Angelo failed. Dilshan is a great sportsman, a great cricketer and moreover, a great son of our nation. Its up to us, fans to support him when he is down. He will know when to retire. So leave him alone please.

    chandrika perera Monday, 11 January 2016 04:35 PM

    mostly we do have money greedy cricketers only

    Nimal Monday, 11 January 2016 04:55 PM

    Dear Dil--,It is the right time to resign. Fan will not replace you but there are many other in the queue...

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:59 AM

    I too feel Dilshan should retire and pave chances to the youngsters.

    Desmond Jeromme Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:03 AM

    Its time to Dilshan, Malinga, Perera

    Vijith Pieterz Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:04 AM

    When big money comes to these guys - they become very rude.

    jan Monday, 11 January 2016 06:09 PM

    Actually he is getting practice for his next t20 contract somewhere in the world.

    Danushka Monday, 11 January 2016 06:26 PM

    If Dilshan was retired, this match would have been over in 8 overs :D

    Arnolis Monday, 11 January 2016 06:44 PM

    I never expected Dilshan to respond in such a rude manner.

    Jessica Cabraal - Moratuwa Tuesday, 12 January 2016 04:16 AM

    Can Sri Lanka play cricket?

    Wise Donkey Monday, 11 January 2016 06:59 PM

    Sumathipala has a gigantic job in hand to revitalize the team. Now we are worse than Afghanistan!

    Aruna Monday, 11 January 2016 07:00 PM

    Dilly, We need to see you are playing at international in many more years and we do really enjoying. After you no more masters in near future for Sri Lanka. Have no worries of ungrateful hatred ones who are very common nowadays under our flag.

    tanfarine Monday, 11 January 2016 07:01 PM

    Time to groom new blood into the team.

    Hiran Monday, 11 January 2016 07:27 PM

    Oh come on, its just a sport we win some we loose some. No need to be harsh on the players.

    Janaki Monday, 11 January 2016 08:08 PM

    For the rude people, respond in their way

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