Cuz the man is in heat.
Nearly a 1000 runs. 5 hundreds. And oozing batting sexiness, Dilshan can probably knock your daughter up just by looking at them. At least in this year.
It’s pretty easy to get wrapped up in the god like status he is reaching because it has been that good. When you look back and try to analyze what exactly has changed for him its not that easy to pin point.
Just what was the switch that flipped on in his head or his game ?
Initially I thought it must be because of his promotion to the top of the order. But when you check the records it shows that he has batted at no5 for at least 3 of his 100s.
Which of course isn’t surprising as Dilshan is a versatile player. If you ask him to Bat at 10 and open the bowling he’d do it. With style.
The promotion to the top of the order in the pyjama version has clearly helped to some extent. The license to thrill that he gets in that format has rubbed off when he plays the red ball too.
What is good about the whole thing is that Dilshans got his success by staying true to his natural flair.
He’s never tried to be someone he is not.
He’s no Tendulkar or a Sehwag. But a cross between the two. Technically unsound but with a hand-eye coordination that he backs with unwavering adventurism.
When in full flow, his thoughts are singularly to attack.
When it pays off it gives you some weird carnal satisfaction.
But I wonder if want that guilty pleasure over something bigger. Today he got out trying to be himself, it was a ball he could have left but didn’t.
Its hard being torn apart like this.
How long can we be sucked into his charms before we realize we want a more stable relationship and not to be thrown aside when its just getting good.