India coach Ravi Shastri lauded MS Dhoni's fitness and his performance in Sri Lanka, saying that the former skipper's achievements need to be respected.
India will play three-T20 matches, three-ODI matches and five-Test Matches against England next year.
Shastri also said that the India is set on the path of experimentation and rotation ahead of the 2019 World Cup but the former skipper Dhoni remains firmly in their plans.
Dananjaya was taken off bowling after eight overs and that allowed the Indian pair to settle down.
The Indian skipper has often attributed this consistency to concentrating on getting the team's process right.
Hardik Pandya, who laid the foundation for India's big win in Sri Lanka in 3rd Test with his maiden century, thanked his teammates for backing him up at every occasion.
The chief selector laid down the marker for 2019, outlining a new selection policy based on fitness.
After the innings defeat in Colombo, the young Sri Lankan team met with former cricketer Aravinda de Silva and received a pep talk.
Amid the disappointment of missing out on the match, there was some consolation for Jadeja as he edged out Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan to claim the numero uno spot among all-rounders in the latest ICC Test rankings.
Jadeja scored an unbeaten 70 off 85 balls in the first innings and then grabbed five wickets in Sri Lanka's second innings to help India beat the hosts by an innings and 53 runs and seal the three-match series.
"Wicket is slowing down at a very quick pace. Edges aren't carrying. So that means we will have to stick our guns out and try to prise a few wickets out", says Indian bowler Ashwin.
After the day's play, Rahul said that the knowledge that his place in the playing eleven is secure - as Kohli had put it in the pre-match interaction- helps him during his repeated recovery phases.
The underlining aspect of this new thought process from coach Shastri is his belief that the team should exert its number one status on the field.
In a tell-all interview to IANS, the 19-year-old revealed about her brief cricketing journey from the smaller grounds in Agra to playing a World Cup final in front of a jam packed stadium at Lord's, the Mecca of cricket.
Virat Kohli said that they now have a good "base" which is a key component towards the team being No.1 in the Test rankings.
Team India will take on hosts Sri Lanka in the first Test of the three-match series at the Galle International stadium from July 26.