23 Tillakaratne Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan cricket player

Cricket player Tillakaratne Dilshan is well-known. His birthplace is Kalutara, Sri Lanka, and he was born there on October 14, 1976. He is famous as the former captain of Sri Lankan cricket. He is a right-handed batsman who invented the “DilScoop” shot, which requires going on one knee and scooping the ball over the head of a wicketkeeper.

Tillakaratne Dilshan Bio

Full Name Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan
Nick Name Dilee, Mr.Pallekele
Birthday October 14, 1976
Birthplace Kalutara
Age 47 Years
Also Known Tuwan Mohamad Dilshan
Zodiac Sign  Libra
Nationality Sri Lankan
Profession  Cricket Player
Religion Islam & Buddhism

Tillakaratne Dilshan Family

His mother was a Buddhist, whereas Dilshan’s father was a Muslim. Before his parent’s divorce, he continued to identify as a Muslim under Tuwan Muhammad Dilshan. Later, he changed his name to Tillakaratne Dilshan.

tillakaratne dilshan family

Resadu Tillakaratne was born to Dilshan and Nilanka Vithanage after their first unsuccessful marriage. In 2008, Dilshan wed Manjula Thilini, an actress from Sri Lanka. Dilshan now has three children from his second wife: two daughters and a son.

Father Name Under Review
Mother Name Under Review
Brothers Tillakaratne Sampath
Mother Religion Islam
Father Religion Buddhism
Number of Siblings
Wife/Spouse Manjula Thilini
Ex-Wife Nilanka Vithanage
Children No. 4
Daughter Resandi Linama Tillakaratne & Lasadi Dihasansa Tillakaratne
Son Resadu Tillakaratne & Dihela Dinhath Tillakaratne

Tillakaratne Dilshan Net Worth

Net Worth $1.5 Million
Source of Income Playing Cricket
Salary Under Review
House Living In Own House.

Dilshan Physical Measurements

Height In cm: 173 cm  In Fts: 5 ft 8 in
Weight 61 Kg
Eyes Color Black
Skin Color Fair
Hair Color Black
Body Type Athletic

Cricket Information

Batting Style Right-hand bat
Role Allrounder
Bowling Style Right arm Off break
Coach & Mentor Ranjan Paranavitana
Jersy & Shirt Number 23
Fielding Position Wicketkeeper
Teams Surrey, Singha Sports Club, Peshawar Zalmi, Karachi Kings, Kalutara Town Club, Delhi Daredevils, Northern Districts, Basnahira South, Asia XI, Sri Lanka, Royal Challengers Bangalore

Tillakaratne Dilshan Education

He received his elementary education at the Jaffna Sinhala Madya Maha Vidyalaya in Jaffna before continuing his schooling at the Kalutara Vidyalaya, where he began playing cricket as a youngster. The only thing on his mind was to succeed in sports because his family did not want him to play cricket.

Primary School Jaffna Sinhala Madya Maha Vidyalaya
High Scool Kalutara Vidyalaya
College Not Known
Qualifications Not Known



The three-year agreement led to Dilshan signing with Delhi Daredevils of the Indian Premier League. Because of the absence of Virender Sehwag, he was selected captain for the second season.

He briefly affiliated with the New Zealand club Northern Districts in the 2010 campaign. He was resaved in 2011 and was purchased by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2011–2013 season.

Later, in 2013, he spent a season with the Dhaka Gladiators. In 2014, he played as Sydney Thunders’ opening batter in the Big Bash League. HDerbyshire hired him for the 2013 summer season.

Dilshan participated in Bangladesh Premier League 2015 throughout the entire season 2015. He was selected by Peshawar Zalmi in 2017 as a fill-in player for the campaign.


Dilshan entered politics after retiring, publicly endorsing Rajapaksa as a contender for president in Sri Lanka’s 2015 national campaign. He was also chosen to serve as the brand manager for campaigns to increase awareness of renal illnesses during the same year.

Records & Stats

Batting Stats

Mat 52 80 330 87
Inn 50 79 303 145
Runs 1153 1889 10290 5492
Avg 26.81 28.19 39.27 40.99
SR 114.5 120.47 86.23 65.54
HS 76 104 161 193
NO 7 12 41 11
100s 0 1 22 16
The 50s 9 13 47 23
4s 140 223 1111 677
6s 24 33 56 24

Bowling Stats

T20I IPL ODI Tests
Mat 80 52 330 87
Inn 25 25 204 76
Balls 258 271 5880 3385
Runs 313 366 4778 1710
Wkt 9 5 106 39
BBI 2-Apr 2.3 4-Apr 4-Oct
BBM 2-Apr 2.3 4-Apr 4-Oct
Eco 7.28 8.1 4.88 3.03
Avg 34.78 73.2 45.08 43.85
5W 0 0 0 0
10W 0 0 0 0
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