Heartbreak for RCB, Virat Kohli might miss IPL 10

The incident at the time threatened to send the series into meltdown with Kohli refusing to provide proof of his accusations.

Matt Pember said he hoped the rivalry between Smith and Kohli continued.

"I thought England was intense, but the way Australia gave us a fight it was awesome on their part but our guys kept bouncing back".

In response to the Pune defeat, Kohli clearly roused his men to be more outwardly combative on the field, resulting in a victory in pretty hot-tempered circumstances in the second Test. "I apologise for that", said Smith.

India's highest run scorer in this series Cheteshwar Pujara failed to trouble the scorers when he was run out for a duck with a direct hit from Glenn Maxwell.

"It was a well -fought series and we all played good cricket". Firstly, they have not played Pakistan - arguably the side best suited to beating them in their own conditions - since 2007 and secondly, aside from the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, all of their series wins in this run have come in home conditions.

The Australian's Peter Lalor wrote: "If there were any doubts about the poor spirit between the Indian and Australian sides it was confirmed after the series when the home side shunned a suggestion the two sides drink together". For me, I am moving on from that now and I am ready to take the reins of this IPL team and get into this tournament.

Australia captain Steve Smith has successfully defended his number-one position and is now 61 points ahead of his New Zealand opposite number, Kane Williamson, who has moved up two places to second following his 176 in the Hamilton Test.

It reignited yet another ugly standoff between the teams, with Smith - who was labelled a systematic cheat by Virat Kohli earlier in the series - letting his feelings be known how he felt about Vijay's ethics.

Australia has lost to a very a good Indian outfit and one that deserves to hold onto the Test mace.

Either side of their dismissals, Smith also fell while attempting to respond to India's well-directed aggression, a sign that the Australians had begun to fray mentally after concentrating so hard for so long. I have deep respect for him as an individual, as a player and as a leader. Taylor had also said, "At the end of the day it's become a fully professional game with quite a bit at stake, but it's still just a game and I think that's what people have got to remember". With that we're in the game.

"They believe that they can win sessions and win situations and they are willing to enjoy the challenge".

But Kohli was the better captain, ruled Australian Great Ian Chappell in December.

  • Julie Sanders