Dilshan wins ICC award
Sri Lanka’s extravagant batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan has won the ICC
Twenty20 International Performance of the Year in recognition of his 96
not out off 57 balls at the ICC World Twenty20 2009 in England.
This is the second year the award has been given to recognize the
most impressive performance by a player in Twenty20 Internationals
during the 12-month voting period and it continues to mark the advent of
this exciting format of the game at international level.
The award rounds off a good year of Twenty20 cricket for Dilshan who
took the ICC World Twenty20 by storm after showcasing his astonishing
flick-shot over his head and also picked up the Player of the Tournament
at the ICC World Twenty20 2009 after amassing 317 runs at an average of
After collecting his award from last year’s winner Yuvraj Singh from
India, Dilshan said: “This is a great feeling for me.
“I can’t forget about that innings - it was so important and I was
really happy about my overall performance in that tournament. It was a
thrill for me to do well in England and do well for my team.