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Tillakaratne Dilshan (Former Sri Lanka cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Himanshu Sharma @boringcricket

Tillakaratne Dilshan
(Former Sri Lanka Cricketer)

Tillakaratne Dilshan is one of the long-serving Sri Lankan cricketers, with over 16,000 career runs. An explosive top-order batsman, Dilshan dominated bowling attacks with his great range of strokes, including ramp shot which he frequently used (now named after him “Dilscoop”).

Tillakaratne Dilshan
Nickname: Dilee, Mr. Pallekele, Dilscoop
Profession: Former Sri Lanka Cricketer
Role: Right-hand top-order batsman, off-spinner
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): NA
Weight (approx.): 61 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 14 October 1976
Age (as on 2018): 41 years
Birth Place: Kalutara, Sri Lanka
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Libra
Nationality: Sri Lankan
School: Kalutara Vidyalaya
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA

Social Media
Facebook page: @
Twitter: @
Instagram: @

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Mother: NA
Sister: NA
Brother: Tillakaratne Sampath (first-class cricketer)
Coach/Mentor: Ranjan Paranavitana
Religion: NA
Address: NA

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: 18 November 1999 vs Zimbabwe
ODI: 11 December 1999 vs Zimbabwe
T20: 15 June 2006 vs England
Jersey Number: #23 (Sri Lanka)
Major Team: Sri Lanka, Asia XI, Basnahira South, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Delhi Daredevils, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Kalutara Town Club, Karachi Kings, Northern Districts, Peshawar Zalmi, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Singha Sports Club, Surrey, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Nature on field: Aggressive batsman
Likes to play against: NA
Favourite Shot/Ball: NA

Career Turning Point

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  • Dilshan is the first cricketer in the history to score centuries in all formats as a captain.
  • Dilshan is the fourth Sri Lankan and eleventh overall to score 10,000 ODI runs.
  • Dilshan holds the record of highest partnership for the fifth wicket (280) with Thilan Samaraweera, set against Bangladesh in 2005.
  • Dilshan is the only Sri Lankan to scored hundreds in both innings of his 50th Test.
  • Dilshan is the first player to score a T20I century as captain.

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Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: NA
Wife: Nilanka Vithanage (divorced)

Manjula Thilini (TV actress)

Marriage Date NA
Children One son – Resadu Tillakaratne (first marriage)
Two sons and two daughters (second marriage)

Net Worth: NA
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA

Awards and recognitions

  • ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2009
  • Dialog SLC People’s Player of the Year 2015
  • Dialog SLC T20 Batsman of the Year 2015


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Lesser Known Facts

  • Dilshan has appeared in several Sri Lankan TV shows.
  • Dilshan has his fashion line, named ‘Dil Scoop’
  • Dilshan owns a small-scale luxury hotel, named as Hotel ‘D Pavilion Inn’, situated at Kirulapana.
  • Dilshan and fellow Sri Lankan cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan have been the brand ambassadors for the Presidential Task Force to combat kidney disease.

Himanshu Sharma @boringcricket

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