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Invention has been the hallmark of 21st century batting and Dilscoop was this writ large.Dishan was the leading run scorer at the 2009 World T20 and then amassed 500 runs at the 2011 World Cup Sri Lanka lost to India in the final but they got to that far thanks to the form of Dilshan Dilshan has been a fine servant of Sri Lankan cricket and will be missed as much for is versatility as anything else He has played those middle order and opening roles in all formats he has bowled his off-spin at the start of the innings in the middle and at the end he has even played internationals as a wicket-keeper A player who has willingly done all of those roles for his country is one that should be lauded by the whole cricketing world While Dilshan does not have the most impressive numbers and wasnot a batsman who has had consistent returns he is representative of the truly modern cricketer His ability to adapt to different roles and across formats has become the norm for the very best cricketers His finally appearances for Sri Lanka have been something of a disappointment with Australia recovering well from their embarrassment in the Test series to win both ODI and T20 series But it is fitting that it is in Sri Lanka that Dilshan says his goodbyes In another era without thetwin colossuses of Sangakkara and Jayawardene it would have been Dilshan that was seen as Sri Lanka’s most important player Instead he will be remembered more as an inventor of shots and for his versatility which probably is unfair on the cricketer At the end of a typically frantic fierce and fluctuating North London derby at White Hart Lane on Saturday spoils were shared between Tottenham and Arsenal So was the feeling of regret in the two camps Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino spoke of a “missed opportunity” in failing to pull away from their bitter rivals in the league table while opposition manager Arsene Wenger “regretted” the fact that his team went down to 10 men when they were “in complete control” Both clubs had the chance to go one better but neither seized their opportunity culminating in a see-sawing match that ended two goals apiece Former footballer-turned-commentator Jim Beglin aptly summed up the wildly shifting narratives in the context of the title race: “Arsenal were winning (at 0-1) Then Spurs were winning (at 2-1) Now Leicester are winning (at 2-2)” What could’ve been a day for Tottenham and Arsenal to boost chances of winning an elusive league title and land a potentially decisive blow to the hopes of their bitter rivals ended up being a day of what ifs Getty In a chaotic derby when level-headedness was the need of the hour a lack of mental fortitude proved to be the bane for the two sides This was perhaps expected of Arsenal who were low on confidence and self-belief but Tottenham joined in too by getting caught up in the madness of a derby and losing their shape on the field to such an extent that in the final quarter of the game you could hardly make out they had an extra man on the field Pochettino will likely have nightmares about it for a few days Before the middle of May things may change again Today however this contest will be remembered as a game of blown chances A game which begged us to once and for all reassess the title-race advantage we’ve afforded to London clubs and see Leicester in the same if not greater light A game which begged us to give up all attempts at prophecy and view things with an open mind: free of bias and influence of yesteryears Because if there is one thing to truly come screaming out of the derby it is that neither Spurs nor do the Gunners appear to be better than Leicester at keeping their nerve Stature and experience are proving to be of little importance in a unique Premier League season If anything Leicester currently come closest to resembling a seasoned champion A thoroughly professional away performance at Vicarage Road to open up a five-point gap at the toponly emphasized this point Yet heading into the derby and even during it several experts and journalists held a firm opinion that the winner of the match would go on to win the title Tottenham had been installed as title favourites and Arsenal even when in the midst of a major decline weren’t ruled out Sure both clubs have far more experience than the Foxes in dealing with high stakes but their theoretical superiority hasn’t been visible in practice Spurs were a goal a man and plenty of momentum up midway through the second half On 99 other occasions they would’ve come away victorious By scoring twice in three minutes including a stunning Harry Kane curler the home side had seized upon their man advantage in a manner worthy of championship-winning teams Then they blew it When Arsenal appeared to be down and out waiting to be steamrolled Alexis Sanchez fed by the best Gunner on the day right-back Hector Bellerin managed to score an equaliser against the run of play – the second time in the day that Spurs conceded during a period of dominance Pochettino will have nightmares about this too Arsenal on the other hand had weathered the early storm of relentless Spurs pressure and led at half time through a sumptuous Aaron Ramsey backheel By deploying Mohamed Elneny and Francis Coquelin as two aggressive holding midfielders Wenger had somewhat successfully countered the opposition’s combative pressing even though the Gunners had been outplayed for a large period of the first half Post their opening goal however the away side had wrestled control of the match and looked quite comfortable Then they too blew it Or rather Coquelin blew it for them The Frenchman needlessly and foolishly slid in on Kane by the touchline thereby earning himself another yellow early in the second half Going down to 10 men is one thing To concede twice in the next seven minutes is quite another Three weeks ago when the Gunners went a man up against Leicester at the Emirates Stadium at virtually the same time in the match they were made to huff 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