Ravindra Jadeja has been suspended for one test after throwing the ball at a Sri Lanka batsman during his player-of-the-match performance in India's series-clinching win on the weekend. "That's where we think they're very precious, specially in the longer format because they provide you with great balance", Kohli told reporters.
Virat Kohli and his team have had a fun weekend with a phenomenal win against Sri Lanka in the test series and meeting other personalities.
The India captain now is likely to emulate another record of Azharuddin, who led India to their only 3-0 sweep over a visiting Sri Lankan team in 1994.
(Web Desk) - Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli caught up with his fellow Indian World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star The Great Khali after his team's comprehensive victory in the second test match against Sri Lanka.
This early wicket was followed by a terrific partnership between Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis which gave the Sri Lankans some hope.
"But at the end of the day you need to come out and prove what you are saying".
Sri Lanka went in with three spinners after losing the toss and their spinners remained quiescent during India's first innings, especially Rangana Herath, which helped India post a mammoth total on the board once again. Jadeja, who bagged seven wickets and scored an unbeaten 70 runs, responded with a sarcastic tweet after the ban on him.
Both players made centuries, and this ensured that India would get a good first innings score. "I would say that on a pitch like that where it is getting slower, sometimes you end up standing ahead because you want to pick up catches from the front", Kohli said when asked about the slip catching woes. ·India declared its first innings at 622 - 9 ·For Sri Lanka in the 1st innings, the top order never settled.
In the Cup championship, Group A leaders will play against Group B runners-up in one semifinal, while Group A runners-up will play Group B leaders in the second semifinal. This was followed by a superb partnership by two of India's most experienced batsman, Ajinkya Rahane, and Cheteshwar Pujara.
"As a unit we fought back well and I am really happy how the boys played in the second innings".