India suffered a series whitewash against both England and Australia last year, before they went down to England 1-2 once again at their own backyard. India, however, got their act together to complete a historic 4-0 clean sweep against Australia by recording an emphatic six-wicket victory in the fourth and final Test at Kotla, and Dhoni felt it was an important series from the team’s point of view.
“It is a big boost to win 4-0 with this unit. Credit goes to every one. The last one and a half years has not been great for us in Tests, but they showed a lot of character, put in good performance and battled it out,” Dhoni said at the post match presentation ceremony.
“You need to battle it out and that was the case in this series,” he added.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has applauded his team for a 4-0 series whitewash against Australia, saying every player showed character to come out with flying colours of what has been a tough phase for Indian cricket in the last one and a half years.
“I think it was an important series for us, there were a few changes in the side. It was up to the individuals to rise up and do well. I think they all did it, everybody performed.”