[caption id="attachment_794041" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-794041" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Justin-Langer-AFP-India-vs-Australia.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="350" /> While Australia are going through some tough times, coach Justin Langer made it clear that the team ready for the challenges that await them. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Melbourne:</strong> While the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/tim-paine/">Tim Paine</a>-led Australian side put in the hard yards, it failed to stop <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/">Virat Kohli</a> and co. as <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a></strong> sealed their maiden Test series win Down Under by winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2018-19. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/australia-vs-sri-lanka-2019-justin-langer-calls-on-batsmen-to-step-up-against-sri-lanka-793962">Justin Langer calls on batsmen to step up against Sri Lanka</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Although <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> won the Perth Test and levelled the series 1-1 after India had won the opening Test in Adelaide, India took an unassailable 2-1 lead, winning the third Test in Melbourne before the fourth and final Test in Sydney ended in a draw following the washout on the final day. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/justin-langer/">Justin Langer</a>, the Australian coach, revealed that the media queries and criticism following the series loss was one of the toughest times he has had professionally . (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/australia-call-up-in-form-patterson-for-sri-lanka-tests-793512">Australia call up in-form Patterson for Sri Lanka Tests</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> I look back now at Sydney and Melbourne (and) without sounding like a sook, we felt like punching bags through a lot of criticism in the media, Langer told the Melbourne radio station <em>SEN</em> on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p> We got beaten in Melbourne on Boxing Day, we drew the last Test in Sydney and India were a really tough opponent, but I m sure in 10 years I m going to look back and say, geez that was a tough time but I m better for it, added Langer. <p></p> <p></p>While <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jasprit-bumrah/">Jasprit Bumrah</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/cheteshwar-pujara/">Cheteshwar Pujara</a> were the star performers for the visitors, Kohli s timely contributions with the bat and the pace bowlers impressive show were pivotal to India s unprecedented success. Australian batsmen, on the other hand, struggled and their bowling attack, barring the exception of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/pat-cummins/">Pat Cummins</a>, failed to show consistency as India won the four-match series 2-1 to become the first Asian team to win a Test series on the Australian soil. <p></p> <p></p>While the team is going through some tough times, Langer made it clear that Australia are ready for the challenges that await them. <p></p> <p></p> I m stronger and wiser by the day. We keep rolling our sleeves up and it s a tough gig, but we re up for the challenge, that s for sure, concluded Langer.