India have atoned for their Australian washout last year by beating Australia 4-0 in the just-conclude Test series, riding on superb performances from young stars. Their clean sweep of the series in three days in the final Test at Feroz Shah Kotla was another example of how India's younger players have fared in adversity.
Australia had inflicted deadly wounds on India when the two met in Australia in 2011-2012. The 0-4 pounding, which came after a 0-4 whitewash in England, was the worst phase in the history of Indian cricket. So when Australia arrived in India, the home team was raring to settle the scores and wipe out the past memories of the Australian tour.
Though India were expected to clinch the series, but few would have predicted that the hosts, coming off a 1-2 loss against England, would execute such a decisive a whitewash. Australia were hurt by injuries and controversies which affected their performance.
This is Australia's first 0-4 whitewash since 1969-70 when they were crushed by South Africa, and now, they have now lost seven consecutive Tests on the Indian soil – the Kangaroos' worst losing streak ever.