India's stand-in captain Virat Kohli was very clear about what he wanted from a young side against Sri Lanka in recently-concluded five-match ODI series. He had urged his players to be as ruthless as possible against the islanders after a comprehensive win in the first match. (Kohli Rises to No. 2 in ODI Batting Charts)
Kohli lead by example as India inflicted their first-ever 5-0 sweep on Sri Lanka. The 26-year-old batsman was in peak form during the series, slamming scores of 22, 49, 53, 66 before hammering an unbeaten 139 on a rare day in the series when the top order didn't come good.
"From the first match I have spoken about creating a culture of ruthlessness and winning habit in the team, and it has come off beautifully," Kohli told BCCI's official website. In spite of having world class performers like Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Tillekaratne Dilshan and Angelo Mathews, the Lankans were swept off their feet by a young Indian side.