Adelaide: So N Srinivasan has denied he boasted about India's ODI series win at home being some sort of revenge for the Test whitewash in England. Which is good to hear. It might, after all, be a sign that the reaction this time might not be similar to that after India's last whitewash, in England. At the BCCI awards function late last year, when some of the senior players were in Australia to prepare for the tour, the debacle in England wasn't even mentioned. The general refrain was: "We won the World Cup, we beat West Indies at home, what a great year." It was like the series in England had never happened.
India must not move on from Australia so easily. The BCCI must not move on so easily. It should not be as simple as this: former players criticise, editors write editorials, an effigy or three is burnt, the IPL comes along, a home series is won, and everything is forgotten.
The BCCI needs to look into why India lost so badly. Were they old, tired, unmotivated, not good enough? Or has the team become soft with the rise of new opportunities outside Test cricket? The board needs to look at the coach's role, and the captain's.