India's stylish middle-order batsman Venkatsai Laxman took a swipe at struggling Australia after scoring an unbeaten double-century in the third Test here.
Laxman, an old tormentor of Australia, said he had been taken by surprise by the defensive mindset of the tourists in the series so far.
"Their approach has been defensive right through the series," he told reporters after India finished day two on a nearly impregnable 613-7 declared.
The hosts lead the four-Test Border-Gavaskar series 1-0 after winning the second match in Mohali by 320 runs. The opener in Bangalore ended in a draw.
"By saying that they were the underdogs at the start of the series, captain Ricky Ponting showed a defensive mindset. Ponting has been talking more about India than his own team.
"I think their approach to cricket has been very, very defensive," Laxman, 33, said.
Laxman, who scored his second double-century against the Aussies after his 281 in the 2001 home series in Kolkata, did not think the visitors were short on experience.
"They've got the resources. The team is not different from the one that we played against early this year in Australia except for one Adam Gilchrist."
The Australians tried every trick in the book to dismiss Laxman but to no avail as the agile batsman completed his sixth century against them and 13th overall.
"They tried bowling various line and lengths, they also came up with different strategies, so full marks to us then for the way we batted.
"The important thing is that we have done well as a batting unit. We have put on big scores with contributions from everyone, even when batting on foreign soil. That has made a difference."
Laxman, who became the second Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score more than 2,000 runs against Australia, said the pressure would now be on the tourists to match India's batting chart.
"Australia have a huge task ahead. They are under pressure and we will wait and see how they perform."
Laxman was also pleased that he had managed to silence his critics who were clamouring for his retirement in the lead up to the series.
"The doubting Thomases were all outside the team. In the team, everyone gave me confidence. Because of all the negativity in the media the team got together and bonded so well.
"We know our responsibilities towards the team and are mature enough to take the decision when the right time comes."
The fourth and final Test of the series in Nagpur (Nov 6-10) will be Laxman's 100th.