Virat Kohli terms ODI series win vs Sri Lanka as a complete series
His earlier thoughts of a “more challenging” contest in ODIs did not materialize as Sri Lanka hardly gave a conflict to the Indians, but the visiting captain Virat Kohli yesterday expressed happiness at winning the series 5 -0.
India had won the preceding Test series 3-0 before this 5-0 whitewash in the ODIs. Kohli termed the ODI contest a complete series despite India wallops the Lankans in all the matches.
“We’ve been playing some good cricket. We did not win three games on the trot in the shorter format before this, and now we have six in a row, including the West Indies series,” the skipper added.
So, this series win in Sri Lanka should boost the confidence the boys,” said the Indian captain. Sri Lanka captain Upul Tharanga said, “It is a very difficult time for us. We were not up to the standard.
“It was a good toss to win. We lost a few early wickets. Thirimanne and Mathews had a good partnership. At one stage we were looking for 260-270. Unfortunately, we collapsed again.”
“It’s always a dream to play Test cricket, but I’ll wait for my chance,” he said when asked about the prospects of making it to the Indian Test team.