Sachin's knock best ever: Kirsten

Updated: 26 February 2010 11:46 IST

In awe of Sachin Tendulkar's magnificent double century, India coach Gary Kirsten on Friday described the knock as "best ever" played by a batsman in

Ahemdabad:

In awe of Sachin Tendulkar's magnificent double century, India coach Gary Kirsten on Friday described the knock as "best ever" played by a batsman in one-day cricket.

Tendulkar on Wednesday added another feather to his decorated cap by scoring one-day cricket's first ever double hundred during the Gwalior match.

"It was the best innings I have ever seen and I take a lot of pride in that. I am proud of being the coach of such a side where everyone is contributing. I am particularly very happy the way things have gone so far," Kirsten said.

After playing that whirlwind unbeaten knock of 200, Tendulkar had credit Kirsten for his brilliant run since 2007 World Cup.

"I have enjoyed challenges. I have enjoyed the game 2007 onwards and credit goes to Gary. He has held the team beautifully, it's about holding the team together. Even at the practice, he has worked as hard as players and probably harder than anyone else. Things have been good," he had said.

Such was the impact his knock that Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan promptly announced to name a road in the city after the batting great.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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