A dogged 141 from Karunaratne provided the main resistance for the hosts on day four, but Ravindra Jadeja claimed figures of 5-152 to bowl Sri Lanka out for 386 and record victory by an innings and 53 runs.
"Guys who have both abilities are very rare to find".
When asked about Jadeja's contribution with the bat and ball, Kohli said, "Jadeja can give you a very quick 60-70 anywhere at any stage of the game, it can really turn the game".
"We are still talking to them and trying to convince them how important it is for Pakistan cricket to host some worldwide matches at home", he added. He won the man of the match award.
The on-field umpires deemed the throwing "dangerous" as it narrowly missed batsman Dimuth Karunaratne, an International Cricket Council (ICC) release said on Sunday.
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 unsafe play.
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However Kohli kept rotating his bowlers at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground to keep the batsmen on their toes, and the strategy paid off. The nucleus of team has remained the same over the past two years and India's next test will come in overseas conditions and knowing Kohli he will be desperate to put the results of past behind.
"We were very happy that we went through that hard phase as well, for you never want to get complacent as a side". At the other end, tail-ender Malinda Pushpakumara, who came in as nightwatchman on Day three, too seemed to be putting a price on his wicket, and sweeping as well as any of his colleagues, before suffering a "brain freeze, ' as he lost his leg stump while trying to pull off a 'switch hit" against R Ashwin.
It became a double blow as Jadeja had Dinesh Chandimal (2) caught at slip in the next over, with Rahane holding on to a sharp catch diving to his right.
Once Karunaratne and former skipper Angelo Mathews (36) were dismissed by Jadeja within a space of five runs from each other, it was only a matter of time before India clinched the series.
"Jadeja is a very special bowler. We just hope as a team that we have to embrace this all sessions that we are going to play won't go our way", said Kohli. 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. Ashwin as usual picked up his customary five-wicket haul in the first innings and then Jadeja picked up yet another five-for in the second innings to finish the match.