Team India’s victory dance after historic Test series win in Australia

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In Australia however, it was a near flawless team effort from India, especially the bowling unit which has set it up for its batsmen for the better part of past year.

"A historic cricketing accomplishment in Australia! More so because for the last 12 months we understand what we have gone through as a team", said Kohli.

Fresh from their 2-1 series defeat of Australia this summer, India will return to defend the Border Gavaskar trophy in just two summers time as part of a reworked ICC Future Tours Program. Had rain not come to Australia's rescue in the fourth Test in Sydney, India would have wrapped up the series 3-1, having forced the hosts to follow on.

India's pace bowlers Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami have taken 48 wickets out of the 70 and have broken a 34-year-old record of taking most wickets by a pace troika in a calendar year.

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With a series-levelling win out of the question, Australia will be hoping to hold on for a draw on day five of the final Test against India at the SCG.

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'In the 10 years that I have played, it is the proudest moment that I have experienced and we're so happy for the whole team.

For some Australians the series will always carry an asterisk given their two best batsmen, Steve Smith and David Warner, were unavailable because of bans they received for the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa previous year.

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Well, too bad! We would have won, anyway, and I don't say that just for the sake of it, there are a lot of reasons to back it.

1 win in the series brought much happiness to the entire team as well as the rest of the country. "We'll have a week off and get ready for the Sri Lanka series. Congratulations to the Indian Cricket Team for the hard-fought and richly deserved series victory", PM Modi tweeted.

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

'That's the determination and the ruthlessness, the mindset with which this team went out to play in this series. No other Asian captain leave alone Indian captain has won four away Test matches in South Africa, England and Australia in a single calender year.

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