|Dishan pulls out the Dilscoop!|
I've never seen a batsman get on his knees to a ball that is coming at him at 144.4 Kmph and as easy as you'd like it play the ramp (or Dilscoop as it is known), sending the ball sailing over the keeper, and 20 rows after the boundary! It's a moment of pure genius that one expects to see when playing gully cricket in the streets, not in an international match! For a batsman to attempt such a stroke against someone so quick means that either he has no care for his own health and contemplating suicide or is so extremely brave that it would shame even King Leonidas.
Watching the shot, I was awestruck. It takes equal parts of bravery and stupidity to even attempt such a stroke against a fast bowler and as the Spanish musician, David Summers rightly said, "bravery and stupidity go hand in hand."
“There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity. If you get away with it, you are brave. If you don't, you are stupid,” said Escario once and it's often true that players such as Sehwag and Dilshan tend to walk and even live every ball they face on that thin line where there really is no clear distinction between bravery and stupidity. Dilshan here will be remembered as being both extremely brave and stupid, while the shot he played as being one of pure brilliance and one of the greatest in cricket.
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