New Delhi, Feb 26 (PTI) The Virender Sehwag fan clubkeeps getting bigger with Sri Lankan hard-hitter TillakaratneDilshan also joining in, saying that the destructive Indianopener''s rather unorthodox upper cut is a game-changing shot.
"I admire my former Delhi teammate, Sehwag who plays the''Upar Cut'' shot. He can change the game with that shot. A lotof other players are doing different things and are changingtheir game very fast, such as Dhoni''s Helicopter Shot... It isa good thing for cricket," Sangakkara, who is part of Pepsi''s''Change the Game'' campaign, said in a release.
Dilshan''s signature shot -� ''Dilscoop'' -- wouldrechristened ''Pallu Scoop'' in the campaign. Dilshan saidplaying innovative shots is important for the game to remainentertaining for the spectators.
"Change the Game for me is all about evolution andinnovation in what I do. I have changed a lot in my cricket inthe last 2-3 years; I changed my position to an opener andstarted spending more time in the middle scoring a lot ofruns. That changed a lot for my career," he said.
"The Dilscoop shot happened when I was playing in Durban.
I played that shot and Gilchrist was near the stumps; he gotupset and moved back. I felt that I should modify this shot asit could be helpful for me and my batting. After that, Istarted practicing the shot," he recalled.
Dilshan said he started using it more often after herealised that bowlers were finding it difficult to counter.
"In the 20-20 World Cup, I started pretty well and wasfeeling really confident about playing the shot. The bowlerswere struggling against my shot. I felt it was the right timeto introduce a new shot for the cricket books and I developedthe Dilscoop shot. After the 20-20 World Cup success, I feltmore comfortable and started playing the Dilscoop shot often,"he added.