Niroshan Dickwella’s hilarious response to reporter who addressed him as Dhanajaya de Silva

Written by Abhishek Patil

Niroshan Dickwella had a funny reply up his sleeves when a reporter confused him with Dhananjaya de Silva during the press conference post Day Two’s play of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi.

The press conference started with one reporter referring to him as de Silva. Nonetheless, the same thing happened when another journalist confused the wicketkeeper-batsman with his teammate. To this, Dickwella remained patient and replied in the most hilarious way.

The reporter asked if he is looking to score a hundred during the third day’s play on Friday (December 13). Dickwella, who perished for a 63-ball 33, replied in the most logical and hilarious manner by saying, ” You mean, me? I am not De Silva. I am Dickwella (smiles). I already got out. I am already out, in the pavillion. Maybe in the second innings (laughing).”

The first Test started with Sri Lanka opting to bat first on Wednesday. While skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (59) and Oshada Fernando gave a fitting start with a solid 96-run opening stand, the visitors were soon reduced to 127 for 4. However, Dickwella and Angelo Mathews contributed with de Silva (72 not out) as Islanders remained on 263/6 after stumps on Day 2.

Rain along with bad light led to interruptions at regular intervals throughout the second day’s play on Thursday (December 12). With only 18.2 overs possible, a lot of time has been wasted in the contest.

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