"We have been playing good cricket and doesn't feel like a loss". We have got to keep our heads down, keep working hard.
Australian cricketers celebrate with the trophy after winning the one day worldwide series against India in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.
Kohli suggested the tourists were hungrier in the final three ODIs of the series, likening their approach to that which India adopted in Australia.
Asked if the stunning performance makes Australia favourite to defend their World Cup title, Khawaja said, "I'm not sure".
"There's a long time between now and the World Cup", he said, unwilling to speculate.
"We did that for four of the five games and.to get over the line in three of them was a great series all round".
Two of Australia's star players - ex-captain Steve Smith and opener David Warner - are expected to return to the squad for the World Cup after serving 12-month suspensions for their part in a ball-tampering scandal during a test match in Cape Town, South Africa in March 2018.
"The idea was to give the guys on the bench and the fringe guys a bit of game time as well and just put them in those positions and see how they react", he said.
"Jadeja bowling Finch was a beauty, it gripped and turned", Khawaja said at the post-match press conference.
Australian players celebrate the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma during the final one day worldwide cricket match between India and Australia in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. I think everyone's gelled really well together. "Pete has batted beautifully, Maxi has always looked like he's going to get a lot of runs and been free-flowing".
"From a personal point of view, it's huge as well".
Khawaja shed eight kilograms last winter and was recalled to the one-day squad in January, ending two years in 50-over exile. "I am not looking too far ahead", he said.
The belligerence of Kedar Jadhav (44) and Kumar (46) in a 91-run stand for the seventh wicket injected some late drama into proceedings, but the home side ultimately fell some way short in succumbing to a third successive defeat. "Even more so to get that win, to get that series win because it is not easy out here". To be here in India and winning this series, it's massive. Then you have the conditions, then you have the crowds, so it's really satisfying to come back into the one-day side and contribute.