Virat Kohli powers India to 9-0 clean sweep


The current Indian cricket team's tour of Sri Lanka 2017 will be remembered as one of the most one-sided demolitions in Sri Lankan cricket history. The last match of the India vs Sri Lanka is the Twenty 20 match which will also lead by Virat Kohli.

India completed the tour sweep with victory in the sole Twenty20 clash yesterday following a 3-0 test series win and a 5-0 result in the ODIs.

Kohli is already one of the greatest limited-overs batsmen to have ever played cricket and with the kind of attitude, hunger and determination that the India captain displays, he can well go on to be the greatest.

Sri Lanka could never really recover from the early blow and failed to build the partnerships which were needed to chase the imposing target.

"You see how Virat runs between the wickets, and you see the respect he commands on the field as a leader - he's a role model to people and he pulls people with him", said Pothas. The venue of the match is at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. "We tried a few things, the results are unbelievable to see", Kohli said in the post-match conference. "170 is competitive, but when you play a team with such quality, we've got to be very, very good in the field and with the ball". This is the time to make some changes in the starting XI.

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Because of the Dhawan's injury absence, it is expected that the Kohli will walk down to the ground along with Rohit Sharma. Pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah took a wicket each. For India, Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets, while Kuldeep Yadav took 2 wickets.

Pothas said Sri Lanka have some good players but they need self belief to become world-class players.

After rain caused a lengthy start to proceedings, Sri Lanka lost Upul Tharanga (5) and Niroshan Dickweller (17) early after being put into bat.

Despite losing Kohli, Pandey guided India to victory with four balls to spare via his unbeaten knock of 51, which came off 36 deliveries and included four boundaries and a six. The vessel after assigning the pennant number CG 60 will join the Sri Lanka Coast Guard.