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Speaking after becoming the first-ever India captain to win a Test series in Australia, Kohli said of his experience of playing in England in 2018 - when he scored runs 593 runs in a losing cause - that patience was the key to batting there because the Dukes ball "buries egos pretty quickly". The 30-year-old was nothing short of brilliant with the bat in hand and was instrumental in India clinching the four-Test series 2-1.

"It is not India's fault that this Australian team was without David Warner and Steve Smith", Gavaskar said during a post-match show on Sony Six.

The BCCI routinely give bonuses for multi-nation tournaments like the Cricket World Cup or Champions Trophy, but extra payments for a bilateral series are rare.

'The fact that the reward has come in the most historic series for Indian cricket is the cherry on the top of the cake.

Or have they just come up against an exceptional opponent?

"We're really disappointed", Australia captain Tim Paine said.

In the fourth Test at Sydney Australia were made to follow-on for the first time at home since 1988.

"We've got to try and look at the positives".

'I feel great standing in the slips cordon and watching these guys run in, ' said Kohli.

Virat Kohli, the captain of the team was seen enjoying the most while dancing to the rhythm of the songs.

India had never before won a series in Australia because their pace bowling was always under-powered.

Australia finished this series without a single hundred in four Tests. "We know they have the ability to do so, we had some many starts in this series, it's learning how to convert those and getting through tough periods".

'That's the determination and the ruthlessness, the mindset with which this team went out to play in this series.

"If we play for boring draws, no results, the game going nowhere, it won't make a difference to Test cricket globally".

The tourists, led by magnificent series from batting rock Cheteshwar Pujara and superb slinger Jasprit Bumrah, achieved it in clinical fashion to expose the huge void left by Steve Smith and David Warner's suspensions and raise questions about the potency of Australia's attack.

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