TheSenLive

Kohli heaps praise on batsmen after series success


Chandimal's overnight partner Mendis attempted to force Yadav over the infield only to be caught by Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

It is obvious that Jadeja will be a miss - by becoming the fastest left-arm bowler to 150 wickets in Test cricket, Jadeja showed just how underrated a cricketer he is - but with the series already sealed thanks to the innings victory in Colombo, India can look at experimenting a little bit.

Ravindra Jadeja claimed five wickets as India crushed Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test to clinch the series here on Sunday.

The left-hander was adjudged Man of the Match for his match figures of 7-236 in 61 overs apart from unbeaten 70 with the bat in the first innings.

"Guys who have both abilities are very rare to find. That's where we think they're very precious, specially in the longer format because they provide you with great balance", Kohli said referring to Jadeja. "I am pleased with the way we batted", the host skipper said and added that using the sweep was a strategic plan. As an opener, we expect that kind of innings from him, so we're very happy he played that innings on a very tough deck like this one. Jadeja threw the ball at Dimuth Karunaratne off his own bowling when the batsman was inside the crease and the umpire ruled it "dangerous".

Ravindra Jadeja will miss India's third and final Test against Sri Lanka after being slapped Sunday with a one-match ban by ICC for risky play. This is the second time in the last two years that India have won a Test series in Sri Lanka.

"Success will come your way but you need patience".

The hosts resumed the third day on 50 for two in their first innings but lost their remaining eight wickets for 133 runs as off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his 26th five-wicket haul in test cricket. He's bowled so much that the other discipline was left behind, but now he's catching up in that as well.

"Jadeja is a very special bowler". One more would help India equal the world record held by Australia.

Going into the lunch break, Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews had shown good heads on their shoulders as they kept mixing caution and aggression.

Post India's win, on "Friendship Day", the Indian captain caught up with the WWE wrestler who can be described as the first Indian to have made it big in one of the biggest sports entertainment events. The core of KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane have taken the responsibility and that is the primary reason why India has consistently scored in excess of 500 more often than not.

Related Articles

  • ASEAN, China officially approve draft COC framework

    ASEAN, China officially approve draft COC framework

    Vietnam also wanted ASEAN to insist in the statement that a planned code of conduct for the sea with China be "legally binding", which Beijing opposes.
    Anambra shooter spoke Igbo while firing worshippers

    Anambra shooter spoke Igbo while firing worshippers

    At least eight people were killed, while 18 sustained injuries when a gunman invaded the church during the early morning mass. That man was shot and then a rampage ensued, with indiscriminate fire directed at the roughly 100 worshippers on hand.
    Maduro says country facing 'armed insurgency,' thrashes chief prosecutor

    Maduro says country facing 'armed insurgency,' thrashes chief prosecutor

    The request, which circumvents the government-backed Supreme Court, was rejected on Friday over procedural problems. On the eve of its installation, the Spanish embassy in Caracas was attacked with petrol bombs.
  • South Korea prosecutors demand 12-year sentence for Samsung boss

    South Korea prosecutors demand 12-year sentence for Samsung boss

    He also claimed to have had no role in wider decision-making at Samsung and "mostly listened to other executives". They sought a 12-year sentence for Lee, and terms ranging from seven to 10 years for three of his co-accused.
    Marines Missing After Osprey Crash off Australian Coast

    Marines Missing After Osprey Crash off Australian Coast

    The MV-22 Osprey aircraft was trying to land on a ship during a training exercise conducted by US marines and the Australian Army. Three servicemen were missing, believed dead, while 23 others have been accounted for, The Herald Sun reported.
    United Kingdom  model kidnapped and held captive in Italy for six days

    United Kingdom model kidnapped and held captive in Italy for six days

    A polish national who lives in the United Kingdom has been arrested on kidnapping charges. Upon arriving at the apartment, she was attacked by two men, according to local police.
  • Mbete says secret ballot is in best interest of SA

    Mbete says secret ballot is in best interest of SA

    ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa said the party was not surprised by Mbete's decision and it supported it. Mbete has been attacked by opposition parties for delaying her decision until the last minute.
    Kremlin releases photos of Vladimir Putin's vacation in Siberia

    Kremlin releases photos of Vladimir Putin's vacation in Siberia

    While he's gone, the White House is getting some "much-needed" renovations. President filmed some unique footage while hunting the fish, Peskov said .
    Israel targets Al Jazeera offices; to take the network off-air

    Israel targets Al Jazeera offices; to take the network off-air

    Mr Netanyahu wrote on Facebook on 26 July that he wanted Al Jazeera expelled amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. Israel has, however, frequently accused it of being biased in reporting the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
  • Political violence: RSS unhappy with BJP leaders

    The daily maintains that the RSS and BJP, with the help of national media, is spreading canards against the Left rule in Kerala. He said he did not agree with the argument that the RSS also was a party to the violence in Kerala.
    Morkel strikes twice to give South Africa a glimmer

    Morkel strikes twice to give South Africa a glimmer

    The towering Morkel, who'd so often bowled well this series without reward, had taken two for eight in 18 balls. Earlier, Stuart Broad removed Olivier as the, nine down overnight, were dismissed for 226.
    Brandon Marshall says Jay Cutler can live in his Miami home

    Brandon Marshall says Jay Cutler can live in his Miami home

    Marshall now plays for the Giants with quarterback Eli Manning, but the 33-year-old receiver is obviously still close to Cutler. The network has been operating all offseason on the assumption Cutler is aboard, shaping their broadcaster lineup accordingly.

Comments