The Indian batting order for the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka had a bit of symmetry to it. "That is something we wanted to address before this series, we wanted to be relentless", he told the media after the series at the Premadasa Stadium.
Sri Lanka, in a transition phase, will expect their young guns to give it back to the visitors in the final ODI if they are to escape another humiliating whitewash.
Man-of-the-series Jasprit Bumrah said: "It's my first visit to Sri Lanka and I'm glad I did well".
"The youngsters and the spunk on the field has worked for us".
Kohli and Manish Pandey (36) and Jadhav joined in creating crucial partnerships which eventually sealed the match and series 5-0.
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Sri Lanka batting coach Avishka Gunawardene says the confidence level of the team is very low after being drubbed by India in the ODIs and emphasised that his players need to work on the mental aspect of the game. Only Indian great Sachin Tendulkar has scored more centuries in the 50-over game with 49 tons.
The right-hander went on to complete his 30th ODI century, equalling former Australian captain Ricky Ponting's tally.
"I think that's one thing that we addressed before this series and it's really helped us come out here and play how we wanted to play and not let complacency get to us at any stage".
Sri Lanka had chased down India's 322 in the Champions Trophy in June, so a few hoped for a miracle, though this time the team had to go after the mammoth target without Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne. People can watch and enjoy the live match India vs Sri Lanka in Sony Six and Sony Ten TV channels. We couldn't get those big scores in all five games. When the team came back to Colombo for the last two ODIs, the fans found a new way of showing their discontent - they started giving the cold shoulder.
The hosts were going steady at 185-4, with Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne notching up half-centuries, but they collapsed in the final 11 overs as they lost six wickets for 53 runs. Obviously we are looking at having him around for the next so many years.