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The BCB had agreed on playing the T20I in Pakistan as the T20 World Cup closes in, but they wanted a neutral venue to play two test matches.
Chasing a decent target of 143 runs, India got off to a flying start as Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul struck regular boundaries to Sri Lanka bowlers.
Shaheen is another youngster with great potential as he became took his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket against Sri Lanka in Karachi Test
Akhtar earlier said that a few Pakistani cricketers were reluctant to even eat with him because he was a Hindu.
Kaneria was only the second Hindu to play for Pakistan after his maternal uncle Anil Dalpat.
Kohli holds the record of most centuries in a decade. He smashed 42 centuries in ODI cricket.
New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult says he is "ticking all the right boxes" in his rehab as he looks to return for the Boxing Day Test against Australia.
Four Indian bowlers finished with two wickets as West Indies ended their innings at 173 for 8.
The two-match series marks Pakistan's first tests on home soil since the 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore.
Pakistan need to win to square the two-match series, but the odds are heavily stacked against them, having lost 13 consecutive Tests in Australia.
Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall remained the hero with a match haul of 10 wickets, returning figures of 7-75 in Afghanistan's first innings of 187 all out.
The young Aussie's playing style was compared to that of Adam Gilchrist, an Australian Cricketing Legend by the former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.
Sanju Samson replaces Shikhar Dhawan who has been ruled out due to knee injury for the upcoming T20I series against West Indies
The conclusion of such a dominating series, it has brought a major rise in the ICC rankings of the Indian Players.
Kohli, when called upon for post-match presentation, said: "It all started with Dada's team and we are just carrying it forward."