Ecstatic at India's rise to the top of the Test rankings, senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar today said the current side led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the best ever to have represented the country.
After the innings and 24 runs triumph over Sri Lanka took India to the top of the ICC table, Tendulkar was asked if this was one of the best Indian teams ever, to which he replied, "Yes. Right from number 1 to 7, we have a solid batting line-up."
India beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in the three-match series today and the 36-year-old Tendulkar credited the entire coahing team, including the now sacked duo of bowling coach Venkatesh Prasad and fielding coach Robin Singh, for the tiumph.
Tendulkar said along with coach Gary Kirsten, credit goes to Prasad and Robin who were part of the support staff till October.
"All credit goes to Gary (Kirsten) and (mental conditioning coach) Paddy (Upton), along with Robin Singh and Venkatesh Prasad. They handled the team brilliantly. Also all the players have worked very hard in the last 18 months," he said.
Both Prasad and Singh were sacked in October after the team's dismal show in the Twenty20 World Cup and the Champions Trophy.