It has been a pleasure watching you bat and score more runs than anyone else in the competition. That too by some distance.
Considering the way you have batted in these 20-20 matches, it is no surprise that you managed the highest score of the World T20 tonight, that you have the highest average among all batsmen, and that you have hit more 50+ knocks than any other batsmen in this competition.
It was unfortunate that you missed your century in tonight's semi final; you sure deserved one!
Despite that, I believe that your innings single handedly landed Sri Lanka a date with Pakistan on Sunday at Lord's for the World T20 Final.
Your innings was a pure gem and a treat to watch.
You have mesmerized millions during this competition with your awesome strokeplay and an audacious shot that only you can play.
Rather, an audacious shot that you have created and that only you can play.
Last week, I named your shot the "sitting-down-in-weird-frog-type-stance-and-scooping-over-the-keeper-shot".
Since then it has been called "The Dilshan" by some and "The Dilscoop" by others.
I don't exactly know what you like to call it, but whatever it is, I just want to advise you to refrain from using it in the World T20 Final.
For one simple reason really.
The 2007 World T20 witnessed a new star emerge for Pakistan, coincidentally your opponents in the final this year.
That star also created a shot of his own; he played it handsomely, much like you, throughout the competition, piling on score after score taking Pakistan into the final of the 2007 tournament.
However, when it came to the final, that same shot by that same star cost Pakistan the game.
That, TD, should be reason enough for you to refrain from bending down on your knees and scooping the ball over the keeper's head.