"This is a line in the sand moment," wrote Mickey Arthur in his blog for Cricket Australia. "A point we'll look back on in a couple of years' time when we're back to number one in the world and say was a defining moment."
The article was a spirited defence of the controversial decision to drop four players ahead of the Mohali Test, from a man who's clearly passionate about his job. Whether you agree with the severity of the punishment or not – and most old-school pros don't seem to – Arthur's attempt to explain the reasons for it should be applauded.
There were a couple of things he mentioned, however, that should have made Australian fans uneasy. One was this: "Being late for a meeting, high skinfolds, wearing the wrong attire, back-chat or giving attitude are just some examples of these behavioural issues that have been addressed discretely but continue to happen."