This was the last match in which Dhoni donned Indian jersey as he has not played any international game for the country since then.
During the chase, after India lost early wickets, Karthik revealed he was asked to go out ahead of MS Dhoni and that came as a surprise for him.
Rahane, who had scores of 46, 29 (in Wellington) and 7, 9 (in Christchurch), said the criticism that they do not play short-ball well, does not hold any merit.
India have 116 rating points, six more than New Zealand with third-placed Australia accumulating 108 points.
The 31-year-old Virat Kohli managed just 38 runs in the two Tests at an average of 9.50 in New Zealand.
Virat Kohli allegedly swore at Kane Williamson during animated celebrations after New Zealand captain's dismissal on day two of the second Test.
Whitewash in New Zealand proof that Kohli & Co have long way to go in long format before living up to team management’s ‘best travellers’ claim
Pant's poor form in last two Test matches has only amplified the debate whether it was prudent to leave out a keeper of Wriddhiman Saha's calibre.
The Indian batting was in complete shambles in the two-Test series and the skipper said that with a packed schedule, the team management will have to find solutions despite time constraints.
The incident had happened when Mohammed Shami dismissed Tom Latham in the first innings of the second Test.
After making 242 in the first innings of the must-win second Test, India folded for 124 in their second essay, leaving the hosts with a victory target of 132 for a series sweep.
India were all out for 124 in their second innings to leave New Zealand with a chase of 132 for a 2-0 whitewash.
Openers Tom Latham (23 batting) and Tom Blundell (16 batting) safely negotiated the 15 overs going into lunch as India face the ignominy of losing a Test match well under three days.
Boult had figures of 3 for 12 as India were reduced to 90 for six in their second innings for an overall lead of 97 runs at the end of the second day.
Bumrah and Mohammed Shami took seven wickets between themselves to bowl out New Zealand for 235 only for the batsmen to lose six wickets in the final session for 90 runs on the second day.