"When we got that last wicket, we could not express ourselves. It was amazing! Everybody was hugging each other and we don’t even remember what we were all doing out there. Having beaten a team like South Africa, we have set on a wonderful journey," said Ashwin, who was named Man of the Series for a record fifth time courtesy his 31 wickets in the four match series.
"I am sure our better days as a team are ahead of us. We will tour overseas soon and I am very hopeful that we will be on the right track there as well. I want to congratulate all the boys who have been on this journey with me. To get another Man of the Series award, I was craving for it, but I didn’t know it will come so soon again after Sri Lanka," he was quoted as saying.

South Africa played with dogged resistance for the first time in the series, scoring 143 in their second innings in 143.1 overs. The marathon effort however was not enough to prevent a whitewash. Ashwin credited South African batsmen for making life tougher for the hosts.

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