Laxman's decision to pave way for youngsters proved right as India, riding on some good performances of the youngsters, whitewashed New Zealand in the two-match Test series.
Young Cheteshwar Pujara, who made a comeback to the Test side after a year, hit a brilliant 159 in the first Test in Hyderabad. India won the match by an innings and 115 runs.
India also won the second Test in Bangalore by five wickets. The Man-of-the-Series was spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who claimed 18 wickets.