The Dilscoop

-Its very annoying, for a bowler – one minute you think you’ve bowled a good ball and got the batsmen in a weirdo tangle, the next, the ball has somehow found its way to the very fine leg boundary

-Its confusing, for the fan – there you are sitting back and enjoying a nice 2020 game and all of a sudden you are thinking, what the fuck was that, did the batsmen just trip over? did the ball even hit the bat? But its all good cuz it went for four. But still, confusing.

-It would be hard to argue that it is a MCC sanctioned cricket shot. We are sure it exceeds some bent elbow limit and breaks a sub section of a subsection of a law somewhere. No ones found it just yet.

-It’s a shot that should only be used in backyard cricket. I mean its ridiculous to go down on one knee, and flick a fast bowler over your head. In backyard cricket it’s fine, but in a international ? Its just not cricket.

-Technically this shot is flawed and all over the place. You don’t make use of your top hand at all. Bottom hand shots are so uncultured.

-It kind of resembles a javelin throw- in reverse

-In the very least the bowler can be warned before the ball that he will play this shot.

-Lastly people calling this Dilshans trademark is not on and and plain wrong. It’s is all a bit outdated as his name is already TM Dilshan. We would think your very name being a trademark is good enough.

For all the reasons above we propose the Dilscoop be banned from cricket for all eternity or until Larry King dies, which ever comes sooner.


  1. Saw the shot at the stadium itself yesterday…was an absolute gem and had the crowd on their feet….the other shot off Ian Butler, a delicate sweep-like shot was also another highlight of his innings…a real shame that the rest of the batsmen flopped, including Gramps!

    September 4, 2009
  2. TM Dilshan is funny yet cool. With the beard, chains, extra pounds, swagger, strapped fingers, he is a product anyway. Manufactured by Jatman in the Kotla labs.

    September 4, 2009
  3. firoz said:

    me and my nephew were watching the game and he said the funniest thing.

    ‘thank goodness ponting didnt come up with this shot or it would have been called the PONS-SCOOP.’

    then im sure it would have had been definitely banned,no argument.

    September 4, 2009
  4. Sach said:

    It is, to say the least, the most ‘orgasmic’ shot ever played.

    September 4, 2009
  5. They got some club batsmen to try it out on a TV show over here. A couple pulled it off too, but one smacked himself in the teeth…

    September 4, 2009
  6. Uditha Weerasinghe said:

    I honestly think that the dilscoop is fine
    It is a wonderful invention by TM Dilshan. And all of you know that T20 is mainly making shots. T20 should not have any Orthodox shots in my opinion. Dilscoop can be played by any player in the world. Why didn’t you see McCullem play it on th 4th Sep????
    Answer to Christopher david – Actually it is called starfish by the sri lankan dressing room

    Long live the DILSCOOP | Starfish or what ever you call it

    September 7, 2009
  7. gihan said:

    for all eternity or until Larry King dies, LMAO

    September 8, 2009
  8. Yz said:

    Seriously is he ever gonna die? hah

    September 11, 2009
  9. MTJAG said:

    HAHA! I love the larry king reference!!! brilliant!

    Had a little ode to Dilshan at our blog.

    September 23, 2009

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