Virat Kohli registered his first series win as captain of the Test side when India defeated hosts Sri Lanka 2-1 recently.
Ishant Sharma has received a one-match suspension for repeatedly breaching ICC's Code of Conduct during the three-Test matches in Sri Lanka.
Cheteshwar Pujara's unbeaten century against Sri Lanka in Colombo- one that earned him the man-of-the-match award- seems to have tilted the scales in favour of the Gujarat batsman.
Ishant Sharma was first fined 65% of his match fees after giving two Sri Lankan batsmen a send off during the second Test. He then had an agitated confrontation with Dhammika Prasad in the final Test and consequently received a one match suspension.
At least four Team India batsmen have gained in the International Cricket Council rankings for Test batsmen. Cheteshwar Pujara is now the second Indian in the top 20.
India may have won a memorable Test series in Sri Lanka but to ignore certain shortcomings during the three matches may prove to be suicidal going forward.
Rajkumar Sharma tells about how the skipper was determined to succeed in Sri Lanka where India won a Test series for the first time since 1993.
Bagging eight wickets in the third and final Test, including a fifer in the first innings, Ishant Sharma joined an elite company of Indian fast bowlers including Kapil Dev (434), Zaheer Khan (311) and Javagal Srinath (236).
Ishant Sharma will miss India's first Test against South Africa in Mohali in November after he was found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct following heated altercations with Sri Lankan cricketers at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo.
India's series win in Sri Lanka is important for a variety of reasons. Not only is it a rare overseas series win but an indicator that the young Indian team is on the right track.
Virat Kohli's Team India went into the three-match series on 97 points and has gained three rankings points after coming from behind to win its first overseas Test series victory since 2011.
Sri Lanka conceded a 101-run lead to India's first innings score of 312. And later in the fourth innings, the islanders were bowled out for 268 chasing a target of 386.
Virat Kohli, who became the first Indian captain since Mohammad Azharuddin (1993) to win a series in Sri Lanka, drew high praise from former skipper Sunil Gavaskar.
India's series win over Sri Lanka is there first away from home since 2011 when they won in West Indies.
India beat Sri Lanka by 117 runs to win their first series there since 1993. This is also Virat Kohli's first series victory as Test captain.
Ravichandran Ashwin finished as Man of the Series with 21 wickets as India beat Sri Lanka 2-1 to win a series in the island nation after 1993.
Virat Kohli, in his first full series as Test captain, led India to a series win in Sri Lanka after 22 years
Angelo Mathews waged a brave war but it was not enough to stop India from registering a 117-run win in the final Test to claim the series 2-1.