Dilshan won’t dump his aggressive batting approach despite early dismissals

Galle: Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan is adamant that he won’t change his risky batting style despite losing his wicket early in both innings of the first Test in Galle last week.

Dilshan made four and 12 in two brief stays at the crease, which gave Australia early momentum.

“I’m not going to change my batting, I’ve batted the last three or four years aggressive and I want to play my own shots,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dilshan, as saying.

“Although I am the captain, I don’t want to change the way I bat. This is the way that has brought me a lot of success. I play that well usually, but that day the ball went to Ponting. Had I got some quick runs that day (Wednesday), there could have been a difference,” he added.

The second Test of the three-match series will begin in Kandy on Thursday.


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