Imran Khan congratulates India on maiden Test series win in Australia

Brad Hodge after his Test double-ton

Brad Hodge after his Test double-ton

Indian sides have traditionally struggled overseas but there is now belief within the camp they can conquer any team, anywhere at any time. Alongside Ajit Wadekar's side's twin triumph in the West Indies and England in 1971, Kapil's Devils or Rahul Dravid's sides' winning the 1986 or 2007 series in England, the members of the current side have now successfully etched their names in record books.

India's best bowler a year ago and Kohli's trump card for providing him with breakthroughs, the unorthodox Kuldeep would again be very important.

"It is not that teams that I was a part of didn't play to win", he said. "More so because for the last 12 months we understand what we have gone through as a team", said Kohli. So from that point of view this one is more emotional to me.

"To promote that we have to play the kind of cricket we have played here". We didn't work on feeling good about the things that we did well.

Australia were without their two key batsmen - Steve Smith and David Warner - but had their frontline bowlers at their disposal throughout the four Tests.

The win follows dejecting losses in South Africa and England, where India challenged but were found out as the series wore on. The group of bowlers we have in this team (has) been fantastic for quite a while now. 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. "The series win will give us a different identity". "I am in tears", he said.

"Bumrah and Pujara were simply brilliant".

"We were committed, and it jolly well bloody made a difference at the end of it all". 1 win in the series brought much happiness to the entire team as well as the rest of the country.

'That's the determination and the ruthlessness, the mindset with which this team went out to play in this series. And hats off to them to show that courage.

Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated the Indian cricket team on becoming the first ever sub-continent team to win a Test match in Australia.

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