Kohli says he doesn't consider Australian cricketers as friends anymore

"It is fine, I was targeted individually, and I haven't done well in this series so opportunities galore for everyone to come out and speak about me which is fine".

The victory sealed India's seventh series win in a row, dating back to their triumph in Sri Lanka in August 2015. He instantly said five bowlers, because he understands the workload of the guys throughout the whole season and to keep pushing two guys to take wickets for you regularly is a bit unfair when the body is exhausted and it has taken a toll.

"Glenn Maxwell made a hundred, I think Matthew Wade has kept really well in tough conditions and shown good signs with the bat. The thing I said before the first Test, that has certainly changed and you won't hear me say that ever again".

Smith had apologised at the end of Dharamsala Test and conceded that emotions got the better of him several times in the series which Australia lost 1-2.

"They believe that they can win sessions and win situations and they are willing to enjoy the challenge". "Usually what's said on the field should stay on the field".

"Nathan Lyon, (because of) the way that he has been able to adapt and bowl the way we want him to bowl", Smith said. They know that they have to play in IPL and share the dressing room with some of the Indian players.

Whether or not he recovers from the back injury he suffered in the final Test, Marsh will be under serious pressure to hold onto his spot in Australia, especially as someone has to make way for Usman Khawaja, who was making runs for fun before being snubbed in India. "But we have played a good style of cricket over here, we have competed in every Test match, and for that I am really proud of the boys".

Tensions worsened when the Indian captain was dubbed "the Donald Trump of sport" in an Australian newspaper, and former Test bowler Geoff Lawson said he acted like "your worst behaved player". "This team has grown so quickly".

Also in the final Test, Smith was caught out by an eagle-eyed cameraman as he called Murali Vijay a cheat for claiming a catch that had clearly hit the grass. Smith accumulated 499 runs, including three centuries, to join an illustrious group of touring batsmen to score three tons in a series on Indian soil.

An overhauled side gained a consolation win against the Proteas in a day-nighter at Adelaide Oval to lose the series 2-1 and then hammered visiting Pakistan 3-0.

At the start of the series, Smith & Co. were expected to be steamrolled by the Indian spinners.

An ensuing war of words, as both captains stood their ground, required the cricket boards of India and Australia to intervene but even a clear-the-air meeting between the skippers failed to smooth things over. Lyon and Steve O'Keefe each took 19 wickets showing just how well they worked together in tandem especially in the spin friendly conditions in the first Test in Pune.

  • Julie Sanders