[caption id="attachment_589817" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-589817" alt="Steven Smith said he is proud of Australia for the way the team performed against India Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Steve-Smith-of-Australia-looks-on-during-day-three-of-the-First-Test-match-Getty-Images.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Steven Smith said he is proud of Australia for the way the team performed against India Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>As the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/australia-in-india-2016-17-200444/" target="_blank">Border-Gavaskar Series 2016-17</a> came to an end with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india" target="_blank">India</a> reclaiming the title, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia" target="_blank">Australia</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith" target="_blank">Steven Smith</a> apologised for his slip of emotions earlier in the series while talking to Ravi Shastri in the post-match conference of the fourth Test at Dharamsala after India clinched the series 2-1. It had all started in the second Test at Bangalore when Steven Smith had looked up to the dressing-room while in two minds to take the DRS for umpire s decision declaring him out albeit following a conference with Peter Handscomb. Later, Smith termed the incident as Brainfade while Indian skipper Virat Kohli had accused Australia in the press conference of repeating the act. <strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/australia-in-india-2016-17-200444/live-scores/india-vs-australia-4th-test-match-182439-summary.html" target="_blank">LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 4th Test at Dharamsala</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Smith said in the post match conference about the chapter, At times I have been in my own bubble and have let my emotions slip. I apologise for that. But I have really enjoyed playing in this series and it has been a great learning curve for me as a captain and [for] our team as well. Smith marked the series as one of the best he has played and praised Indian team for their efforts. [This has been] A magnificent series, probably one of the best I have been a part of so far. I thought we have played some very good cricket throughout the series, we probably had our opportunities at times. But credit to India, they are a fantastic cricket side, particularly here at their own backyard. If you give them a sniff they are probably going to take it. Congratulations to India for winning the series 2-1. <p></p> <p></p> It was a fantastic learning curve. For Australians, coming to India is one of the toughest places to tour and I think the way the guys were able to adapt and challenged India in these conditions was fantastic. The guys came here with some really good plans. I am really proud the way the boys performed here in India, Smith opined about the young Australian side giving tough competition to the hosts.