You can’t teach some how to go after a ball so far outside off stump that your best chance of hitting it with the toe end.
There is no style magazine that will tell you how to bearclaw your goatee.
It takes a special kind of person to shoulder arms and get bowled.
You need someone who is deeply attuned to themselves to know when you need psychological help.
Mike Brearleys Art of Captaincy does not tell you to bowl your spinners when reverse swing is your best bet.
And you certainly don’t need 69 Test Matches to tell you to give the new ball someone who has bowled twice in his 98 games.
No my friends, Dilshan is a true renegade. A maverick at heart. You can only admire him because you can never be him.