No excuse, no panic - Kohli sees big picture in Australia loss

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They beat us in Australia, so to come back from those first couple of games, the losses, to come back and win three in a row to win the series, it's a great feeling. They were braver in pressure situations, especially in the last 3 games, the way they handled the pressure, they really deserved to win.

With Australia's defense of its World Cup title just two months away, the series win couldn't have come at a better time. We have to live up to the potential we have as a good side.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Asad Umar also praised Khawaja for his outstanding performance and jokingly tweeted: "What do you think, should we not honour Usman Khawaja with a national award this [coming] Pakistan Day?"

"People have written us off for quite a while now", said Finch. "Eventually, everyone will know no one wants to miss the bus to the World Cup and cost the team good balance".

Their poor form continued with a 2-1 series loss to India at home to start the year before their comeback series win on Wednesday night in New Delhi.

"Man of the series in a one-day tournament in India, I wasn't even in the one-day side this time previous year", he told reporters after the match. So, to be here in India and win the series is massive.

"They were more composed in pressure moments", Kohli said. After winning the toss Australian skipper Aaron Finch chose to bat first.

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- Kuldeep Yadav conceded 74 runs while taking a wicket in the final ODI played at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground which is now his second-most expensive bowling figures in ODIs. Pacemen Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson and Marcus Stoinis also claimed two each.

Team India is nearly ready to participate in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to begin on May 30 in England and Wales. Khawaja was also the highest run scorer in the series and have put the Australian selectors in dilemma for the World Cup squad.

Aaron Finch, who led Australia to a remarkable series win against India, had an indifferent series with the bat.

"Winning the T20 series was a huge achievement as well, because we know India have been the kings of white-ball cricket over the last little bit".

But the skipper urged his players to manage their workload during the almost two-month long Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament starting March 23, in their bid to stay fit for the 50-over World Cup in England and Wales beginning on May 30.

Australia won a thrilling one-day series with India ahead of the World Cup in England and Wales.