A key characteristic of Dhoni the glovesman is his shrewd awareness behind the stumps.
The challenge for India now is to build on this victory and continue to play well and dominate against tougher opponents.
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli glad to captain a team which 'embrace challenges rather than sulking'
On the recently concluded series, Kohli was all praise for the spin troika of Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav .
Catch all the best moments from the fifth ODI between India and Sri Lanka played in Colombo on Sunday.
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli says it will take 'hell of an effort' to get near Sachin Tendulkar's ODI tons record
Virat Kohli once again stressed that a player can't play for records and the team comes first.
India vs Sri Lanka: As Virat Kohli passes 30 ODI tons, concept of pressure seems as alien to him as ever
No one can ever say that he or she has seen Kohli under pressure on any given day on the field
Virat Kohli displayed utmost ruthlessness in both captaincy and batsmanship as India became the first visiting country to inflict a 5-0 'whitewash' on Sri Lanka with a thumping six-wicket victory in the final ODI of the series at Colombo on Sunday.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday became the first wicketkeeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals.
INDIA WHITEWASH SRI LANKA 5-0! Kohli it is who scores the winning run, collecting a single in the third delivery of the 47th over! This is the first-ever whitewash suffered by Sri Lanka on home soil! India 239/4
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Hosts hope to stave off embarrassment of whitewash against visitors in 5th ODI
It would be nothing short of a miracle if Sri Lanka manage to avert a whitewash. But as they say, stranger things have happened in cricket.
Here's all you need to know about the live coverage of the fifth ODI between India and Sri Lanka to be played in Colombo on Sunday.
India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan flies home to attend to ailing mother; will miss remainder of tour
In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan will not be a part of India's final ODI and lone T20 international after he left for India to attend to his ailing mother, the BCCI said.
India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts' batting coach Avishka Gunawardene stresses on getting 'mental side right' after ODI rout
Sri Lanka batting coach Avishka Gunawardene says the confidence level of the team is very low after being drubbed by India in the ODIs and emphasised that his players need to work on the mental aspect of the game.
India vs Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli's team have great opportunity of whitewashing beleaguered hosts in 5th ODI
A rampaging India will fancy their chances of completing a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka when they face the beleaguered hosts in the fifth and final One-day International match at Colombo on Sunday.
India vs Sri Lanka: Sachin Tendulkar fans slam Shardul Thakur for sporting 'No 10' on jersey on debut
Sachin Tendulkar fans came down heavily on Shardul Thakur after the latter wore the iconic No 10 on his jersey on international debut in the fourth ODI between India and Sri Lanka.
Manish Pandey's fight is essentially with Ajinkya Rahane for filling in Yuvraj Singh's position in the batting order. Both are fantastic fielders and the fight can really go down to the wire.
It became clear that Sri Lanka's limited overs performance started revolving around the form of Lasith Malinga, their premium speedster.
India vs Sri Lanka: MS Dhoni is a 'living legend' and not even half finished yet, says coach Ravi Shastri
India head coach Ravi Shastri on Friday dispelled doubts about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future, stating that the stalwart is not even "half finished yet" and is very much in the scheme of things for the 2019 World Cup in England.
With Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli still in their batting prime, the cricket world can look forward to more entertainment from this pair.
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur highlight team's bench strength in 4th ODI
Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur showed India does have depth in ODI cricket and further testing should help build a formidable squad with a look ahead to the World Cup.