Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan, (Sinhalese: තිලකරත්න ඩිල්ෂාන්; born 14 October 1976, as Tuwan Mohammad Dilshan), popularly known as Tillakaratne Dilshan, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. The best rated Sri Lankan player in run-chases in ODI history, he is often regarded as one of the most innovative batsmen of all time. Dilshan is one such rare cricketer who can bat, bowl, field and keep wickets. He is an aggressive right-hand batsman who invented the scoop, which has come to be known as the dilscoop, that hits the ball over the keeper. An opening batsman, he is also a capable off-break bowler. A livewire in the field, he usually fields at the point region.