Congratulating the Indian team on its triumph in the Champions Trophy, the Indian cricket board's interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya described the side's all-win show as an "exceptional performance".
"Firstly, many congratulations to the Indian cricket team for their triumph in this edition of the ICC Champions Trophy. What is more important is that it has been an unbeaten winning run by the Indian team," he said in a statement.
"They won their two warm up games, three group league games, the semi-final and now the final. It has been an exceptional performance by the team and the support staff," Dalmiya said.
India beat England by five runs to win the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston on Sunday.
South Africa's Test team captain Graeme Smith, too, congratulated India for winning the ICC Champions Trophy, saying India were the best team in the tourney.
"Best team in tournament congrats @msdhoni and India," tweeted Smith, after India's thrilling win over England in the final of Champions Trophy on Sunday.
India had set a target of 130 in 20 overs which the hosts failed to chase down, finishing 124/8 in the rain-marred match.
India were also the joint winners, with Sri Lanka, of the Champions Trophy in 2002.