India won its first Test series opposite Sri Lanka, on the opponent’s soil – for the first time in 22 years. Thanks to Indian skipper – Virat Kohli – who sounded proud and delighted.
Kohli termed his team’s 2-1 series win as a “magnificent milestone” as they have now became a “part of history”.
India decimated the Lankans by 117 runs in the third and final session to clinch the series by 2-1. India fought back after losing the opening Test in Galle by 63 runs to win the second at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo by 278 runs and then took the final Test in the last session of play. It was also only the second time in their history that India took all 60 wickets in a three-Test series.
Man of the match Cheteshwar Pujara came in for special praise from the skipper after coming in with a spate of injuries plaguing the team.
Captain Virat said, ” It feels nice, especially with such a young team early in our careers, to achieve a magnificent milestone and win a series here for the first time in 22 years. The attitude has been brilliant. That is why we are playing the kind of cricket we are playing. There are areas we want to improve on, but the number of bad sessions we had in the series were few. I am really proud of the boys.”
And we are proud of you Kohli !