Steve Smith on Monday appeared to have used cuss words against Murali Vijay after the home team opener claimed to have taken a catch that was deemed not clean but the Australian skipper on Tuesday apologised for letting his emotions slip in the series.

“I have been pretty intense throughout this series. I really wanted to do well for the team. At times I have been in my own bubble and have let my emotions slip. I apologise for that,” Smith told in post match ceremony.

India on Tuesday won the fourth and the final Test at Dharamsala to win the four-match Test series 2-1 and Smith also said that this was a “Magnificent series” and he really enjoyed being part of it.

“One of the best I have been a part of. Credit to India, they are a fantastic cricket side, particularly in their backyard. If you give them a sniff, they will take that.”

“For Australia, this is the toughest conditions for us. To challenge them so much, I am proud. The middle session yesterday [Monday], when you lose five for 70, you put yourself behind. Credit goes to the Indian team. Umesh [Yadav] and the rest of the boys have been fantastic,” Smith added.

Before the start of the series, many people have completely dismissed the Australian team and couple of former players gave no chance to the Aussies and believed that it will be a complete whitewash but the Australian skipper was proud of the team’s performance.

“A lot of people wrote us off before the start of the series. They said it was going to be a 4-0 whitewash. I am proud of the way we have competed. We have probably let a few moments slip but the performance from the boys have been commendable, Smith concluded.