Born on October 14, 1976, not many would have expected Tillakartane Dilshan to score 10,000 runs in any form of cricket. He was good. He could bat, he could hit hard, bowl off-breaks and field well. But he was a bit and pieces cricketer, who evolved himself into one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket.All that he went on to achieve following his promotion as an opener is a testimony to his dedication to the game. However, despite scoring nearly 17,000 international runs, including 39 centuries, his career was overshadowed by the duo of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.