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Lankan great Sanath Jayasuriya praises Team India and Virat Kohli

October 19, 2016 19:12 IST

IMAGE: Former Sri Lanka allrounder Sanath Jayasuriya. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters.

The Indian team has drawn praise from former cricket greats after regaining the No.1 ranking in Tests following a thumping 3-0 victory in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand.

Legendary Sri Lankan batsman Sanath Jayasuriya on Wednesday hailed Team India and captain Virat Kohli for their splendid performances in the last few months. 

"At the moment, the Indian Cricket Team is performing well in every department of the game - be it batting, bowling or fielding," Jayasuriya said speaking at an event in New Delhi.

Heaping praise on captain Kohli, he said, ""Virat Kohli is doing well as a captain and as a batsman. Overall as a player I think he is doing really well."

The Indian team led by limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also leading 1-0 in the ongoing five-match ODI series.