John Right,who coached India for five years, has praised their elevation to the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings.
He said,"India deserves this ... not only the players and the board but also the fans.
"I always knew that India has the ability to become the best Test team in the world. I'm so pleased for the players, Gary Kirsten, Paddy Upton and the BCCI.They are the best in the world and they truly understand and celebrate their cricketers' success.''
Wright, had a successful five-year stint as India's coach from November 2000 during which India won a historic series against Australia in 2001 at home, won in Pakistan in 2003, and also guided the team to the finals of the 2003 World Cup.
"The ability to bring about a turnaround was always there. The theme was to achieve team achievement as against individual achievements," he said.
The key for India is to have potent fast bowlers. That way Zaheer Khan and Sreesanth are very important for the side. But the best thing about India is that they are not reliant on any one player. A few individuals will soon go away but every young Indian cricketer now knows that the team can be the No.1. That is the turnaround." he added.