In the four years I have been doing this job, if you look at a clinical performance overseas, this has to be the best. South Africa [the Wanderers Test victory] was gutsy, that was a nasty track. But this was clinical. When you look at all three departments, they stood up. As a batting unit, as a catching unit and as a bowling unit.
Was there a backlash at home? Because we don't read what's written back home. Yes, disappointed because we ran England close in the first Test match. We are blown away at Lord's, so we needed to prove a point. And all I asked the boys was to give me some accountability and they were simply magnificent in all three departments of the game.
Very little practice, mental rest.
Clear your heads and show me some accountability.
Mental discipline. Get tough mentally. You are going to look ugly. You will have to leave a lot of balls. There is no shortcut. You will have to grind the opposition down when the opposition has Broad and Anderson, who have got close to a 1000 wickets between them playing in their conditions. There is no shortcuts. I don't care who you are. You have got to tell yourself, if I need a hundred I have to bat five hours. Five-six hours to get a hundred. So you challenge yourself to bat those five-six hours, not one-two hours.
1936-37, I wasn't even born man! Why are you reminding me of '36-37? One match at a time, we live in the present, okay? One game at a time. Nottingham is over. There's a break and we move to Southampton and start afresh. Take a fresh guard. 2018.
I can see where England came from because India had been dismissed so cheaply at Lord's. They must have thought why not get a crack at India early. And if we [England] can rattle them early and bowl them out on day one, you might have the advantage. But then again, our boys showed a lot of character, withstood that test and came out with flying colours.
We would've batted, yeah.
By a mile. By a mile. No team comes even close.
They [India] will be thinking positively, but this is over. Like I said, you start afresh. Take one day at a time and execute your plans to the best of your ability. If you can do that, you will always compete.
Same thing. We have had three back-to-back Test matches. It has been hard. Take a break. Remember all the good things you did in this Test match and take it forward. But remember you have got to start afresh.
Ashwin will be okay. The fact that he bowled 20-25 overs clearly suggests it [the hip injury] is not that bad. This break will be ideal for him. If there was a Test match starting in three days' time, then it would have been a problem.
I have not had a word with the selectors, but they will be picking the side either today or tomorrow.
Nagraj Gollapudi is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo