Canberra: Team India director Ravi Shastri on Tuesday stated there was absolutely no shame in the way the visitors have performed in the ongoing Australia tour.
"There is absolutely no shame in the way they have played despite recent results. Because I know there is only one way to go after this tour of Australia and that's going up. I know what happened 12 months ago after the Test series and I know where we stand today as far as the Test team is concerned," said the former India all-rounder.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the 4th ODI in Canberra, Shastri also backed the under-fire Indian bowlers to come good going forward.
"I see no reason why after this series am sure the bowlers will learn and we can go places. So disappointed yes because lets be fair we could have pulled one back especially in Melbourne. But it didn't happen and Australia played well," he added.
Having already lost the series after three successive defeats, the visitors will be playing for pride when they take field at the Manuka Oval on Wednesday.
(With PTI inputs)