"But the fact that what has come in the most historic series for Indian cricket is cherry on top of the cake and something that, as I said, in the 10 years that I have played is the proudest moment that I have experienced", Kohli said.
Their 2-1 triumph achieved what no other Indian side has managed since they started touring to Australia in 1947-48, with the foundations for success laid not in the first Test at Adelaide, but on their tour of South Africa a year ago. "We play to make the team win".
The third and the final Test also ended in a draw at Georgetown, thus handing a maiden Test series win to India in West Indies.
Australia, asked to follow on after conceding a first innings lead of 322 runs on day four, finished 6-0 in their second innings.
Such was the fragility of the Australian batting, a full day's play possibly could have been enough to win a record three Test matches in a single series in Australia had the heavens not opened up While Australian batting was severely handicapped due to the suspensions of their premier batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner but it can take nothing away from the heady achievement of Kohli's men, who have conquered an unchartered frontier with a lion-hearted display.
"I don't say it in an arrogant way but I am saying the truth when I say that we have so much belief in ourselves that we can beat anyone anywhere", Kohli said.
Kohli is passionate about Test cricket and said he wanted youngsters to look at what the team had achieved, and they way they have done it, for inspiration to keep the red ball game in focus as limited-overs formats gain ever more traction.
Paine paid tribute to India, saying they were deserved winners, particularly after dominating the final two Tests.
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"And all the struggles that we have gone through in the past 12 months as well as the team".
"We were committed, and it jolly well bloody made a difference at the end of it all".
Prasad also went on to reveal that Pant is carrying a few niggles in his body after playing four high-intensity Tests against Australia which is why they are looking to manage his workload at the moment.
India came here late a year ago as the world's top-ranked Test nation.
Australia were memorably bowled out for 60 at Trent Bridge in 2015, highlighting the difficulty posed by the likes of Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad in bowling-friendly conditions.
"It's a bit of an emotional rollercoaster", British-based Rakesh Patel, the founder of the supporters group Bharat Army, told AFP.
Paine lauded, and was no doubt envious of, India for having key players take charge of vital moments in the series: Pujara in Adelaide, Bumrah in Melbourne and Pujara again in Sydney. In the four Tests, he scored a total of 521 runs at an average of 74.43.
"Our plan is to celebrate with the team". Later on, the Indian team were dancing along with The Bharat Army members. So yeah Sydney, watch out for Indian fans!