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"I see this series as a stepping stone for this team to inspire the next lot of Test cricketers to be passionate about Test cricket firstly", Kohli said.

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 a year ago.

"But lead, with something in it, can be pretty serious, and that's what we have fired right through the series against Australia".

Pujara played a key role in India's 2-1 series win, scoring centuries in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Attendances at India's home Tests have been at times inconsistent in recent years, while big crowds continue to flock to one-day internationals and the Indian Premier League.

Few players typify the long-form cricketer more than Cheteshwar Pujara, who has eschewed shorter formats to fine-tune his Test game and earned his reward with three centuries and 521 runs.

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India were also beaten previous year, despite Kohli's stellar returns as he conquered the weaknesses that had seen him average 13.40 across five Tests in England in 2014.

'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 of the guys in their third, fourth Test maybe it's hard to look and say "I haven't scored any hundreds" but Marcus and Travis showed, and Marnus in the first innings, that they can score runs at Test cricket.

"It's a great feeling for all of us".

Australia's trio of pace bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins were also criticised by Vaughan, who said they did not offer enough variety or consistency to exploit pitch conditions in England. "The series win will give us a different identity". While expressing delight at India's "historic" achievement, Prasad also said India, including the selection committee, support staff, and the players, learned from the mistakes that they had made during their 2-1 and 4-1 defeats in South Africa and England, respectively in 2018.

Australia finished this series without a single hundred in four Tests. "As a team, we focussed on the things that we didn't do well and sometimes those things don't sound too good but you need to accept a lot of things if you want to improve as a team".