India pulled the curtains down on England’s winter of discontent in the manner befitting their dominance as the hosts clinched the five-match series 4-0 with an innings and 75-run victory in the fifth and final cricket Test in Chennai on Tuesday.

Spinner Ravindra Jadeja was the hero of the day as he returned exceptional figures of 7/48 to spell doom for England.

Jadeja’s effort deserves special mention as he shone on a pitch where there were no demons. However, triple-centurion Karun Nair walked away with the Man of the Match award for his unbeaten 303-run knock that set the tone for the victory.

In the process of winning their ninth match of the year to stretch an unbeaten run to 18, the hosts wrote and rewrote a plethora of records, including notching up their biggest-ever series victory over England. 

There was universal praise from the cricket fraternity, led by Sachin Tendulkar:

Piers Morgan, of course, had something to say.

Virender Sehwag led the tributes for Jaddu:

And as always, leave it to the fans to get creative:

And we shall leave you with this gem from Kevin Pietersen…

With PTI inputs