India won the four-match series 2-1 after the Sydney Test ended in a rain-forced draw on Monday.
So are the Aussies in crisis?
5 BOLD CUTS: India's selection philosophy was mixed and far from flawless but they were bold when it mattered, sacking both misifiring opening batsmen after just two Tests and promoting the plucky Mayank Agarwal, who was the find of the series. Our transition started here when I became the captain for the first time.
Whether it was the awkward angles along created by Bumrah along with some incisive movements, Mohammed Shami getting it to rip on occasions, Ishant Sharma hitting the right length over after over, India never had it so good in terms of consistency in overseas conditions.
Defeat to India has left several question marks over Australia's batting, in particular, with only a two-Test series at home to Sri Lanka left in which to establish a settled a line-up - although the expected returns of Steven Smith and David Warner from ball-tampering bans would undoubtedly strengthen their Ashes credentials. Riding on Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant's daddy centuries India posted 622 for seven before declaring. This Indian team has done Indian cricket proud. It may happen in one test but not over the course of a five-match series. In a world where a lot of people want the easy stuff, matches that finish in the evening, it is important to spread that message of Test cricket. India was already the number one team in the world before the series began, with the win only shoring up their formidable reputation.
"It is a young bunch of guys and to have that belief to keep striving for excellence on a daily basis and to get a reward like this we definitely have to be happy".
It is debatable whether this Indian team is the best ever or not, but even if they are not, Ravi Shastri's team is certainly high up there in the ranking of Indian teams.
Asked how the batsmen, who did not manage a single century, are to handle an English attack if they were not able to deal with India's quicks on docile pitches in Melbourne and Sydney, Paine suggested that not much would be changed. So yeah Sydney, watch out for Indian fans!