On the other hand, former Australia cricketers have given their verdict on the Boxing Day Test with quite a few of them heaping praise on the Kohli-led visitng team.
He has carried that form into the Big Bash season, where he's scored back to back half-centuries for the Hurricanes, including a match-winning 85 against Sydney Thunder in Hobart on Thursday.
KEY MOMENT: Whatever faint hopes Australia had of a miracle were dashed when a superb delivery from Bumrah had Pat Cummins caught at first slip, ending his defiant knock of 63. The first one came off Ishant Sharma's bowling to get rid of Aaron Finch, when the batsman tried to play a leg glance.
It is the first time since 2004 that India have declared twice in an Australian Test.
It is a feat that skipper Virat Kohli has so publicly coveted since his men arrived in Australia last month.
"Credit has to go to the bowlers. They've bowled so many overs". I'm sure guys went home that night and listened to them and had their own thoughts on it but it certainly wasn't discussed during play.
"If you see other bowlers, they are not trying to out do someone else".
"I think the fact that he was showing unbelievable levels of energy and fitness in white ball cricket and hence was too good. Credit must go to first-class set-up in India, which challenges our fast bowlers in India, and that helps them overseas", the skipper said.More news: Foxconn to make high-end Apple devices in India
India were restricted to 106 in the second innings but by then they had enough. "But I think it's pretty common when you've got inexperienced players in your top six against high quality bowling".
"We're having conversations with the ACA on how we can do it better down the track, and Cricket Australia and the ACA will work through that. My focus is on the next Test now", said Bumrah.
"He's the only one really screaming out for that chance to play for Australia in Test match cricket". I started learning slowly, in England it was a different experience.
It looked a full toss - it finished on Marsh's toe at just 111km/h - and the West Australian never saw it coming. "The start has been good, and hopefully, I will keep getting better", the bowler said.
This puts Team India in a great position to win their first ever series in Australia.
"We are not going to stop here". "I think the fact that he was showing unbelievable levels of energy and fitness in white ball cricket made us think of him. We were outplayed and India deserved to win this Test", Paine confessed. We don't want to be complacent.
"Coaching is about man management and looking after people, caring for people, and that was just another distraction last week".
There was a bit of scare when the morning session was lost due to rain but Kohli said that he was not bothered about talks of not enforcing the follow-on. What matters is what we decide inside the dressing room as a team unit.
He used every one of those weapons to dismantle Australia, bouncing out Harris, bowling Travis Head and Josh Hazlewood, finding Tim Paine's edge and trapping both Nathan Lyon and Shaun Marsh in front.