When the official announcement was made, it was confirmed that the Indian side had scripted history by becoming the first Asian side to win a Test series in Australia. Captain Virat Kohli led his side as they broke into wild celebrations.
Kohli handed the trophy to Mayank Agarwal, a gesture which in many ways was a reflection of the value the young opener brought to the squad. There was jubilation all across the Indian camp and the team even broke into an impromptu jig.
Cheteshwar Pujara, who walked away with the man of the series trophy, was all at sea with this dance and even captain Virat Kohli did not hesitate from pulling his leg in the post-match press conference.
'Pujara couldn't even do that'
"You'll have to ask Rishabh that, he came up with that and we just went along. I don't know what he was trying to do, to be honest. It just felt very good, it was very easy but Pujara couldn't even do that. You can see how simple he is," Kohli said.
"That was the Pujara dance because when he walks, he doesn't move his hands, it's more of an extension of his walk that Rishabh came up with and we just joined in," Kohli further explained.
It was a bumper season for the right-hander as he peeled off 521 runs and faced 1258 balls. Kohli was all praise for the greatest 'bunter of bowling attacks'.
"Want to give a special mention to Pujara. Especially after the kind of series he had the last time he came here. He's one guy always willing to accept things. Takes it in his stride and works on his game. He's the nicest man around," Kohli said in the post-match presser.