Speaking as an Australian, there was sadness - heartbreak really - to watch AFLW best and fairest winner Erin Phillips pay tribute to her partner in the knowledge that the couple have returned to a country that still bans them from getting married.
Brendan Foster Fremantle coach Ross Lyon wants his players to do more to protect superstar Nat Fyfe after the Brownlow Medallist was roughed up by the Cats in round one.
Andrew Wu Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes Steve Smith can become the greatest Test captain this country has seen, tipping him to surpass the records of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting.
Michael Gleeson Ben Cousins was in court, just another drug addict jailed for a year on just another day in courts across Australia. A drug addict like any other. Except he wasn't.
Samantha Lane Adelaide premiership co-captain Erin Phillips has capped her outstanding AFLW season by winning the best and fairest award.
"We'll sort it out later."
Greg Baum Australia had moral victories, and personal victories, and technical victories, and an actual victory. They had a victory over doomsayers - and let's face it, we were legion - a victory over an old phobia about playing in India, and a victory for their unorthodox, laboratory-style preparation. They won respect, which they have not always enjoyed in India. They won hearts. They probably even won the war of words, if anyone cares.
Andrew Wu One of the most spiteful series in recent memory has ended in acrimony with India captain Virat Kohli declaring friendships have been lost while Steve Smith took aim at the Indian board for breaching an unwritten rule of the game.
Brad Hardie It might only be round one, but West Coast must be running out patience with Lewis Jetta.
Jon Pierik After a hard-fought tour, Steve Smith's men face a near impossible task stopping their hosts from seizing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.