"Congrats @BLACKCAPS on winning the #WTC21. You were the superior team," Tendulkar posted on his Twitter account.
Southampton: Legendary former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has said, "Indian team lose skipper Virat Kohli and No. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara in the space of ten balls and put a lot of pressure on the team India in the World Test Championship final."
The top run-getter in the international cricket across Tests and ODIs said the Blackcaps were the superior team.
He wrote on Twitter, "Congrats @BLACKCAPS on winning the #WTC21. You were the superior team," Tendulkar posted on his Twitter account. "#TeamIndia will be disappointed with their performance. As I had mentioned the first 10 overs will be crucial & India lost both Kohli & Pujara in the space of 10 balls & which put a lot of pressure on the team.
Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman on his Twitter handle said, "Congratulations @BLACKCAPS on being deserving champions. NZ bowlers were terrific, Williamson & Taylor brought in their experience to finish the job. Indian batsman will rue not playing to potential in 2nd innings, but India can be proud of the way they played the WTC cycle #IndvNZ."
Overall, New Zealand put in a much more superior bowling and batting effort, something acknowledged by many former cricketers.
Former England opener and commentator Michael Atherton called the Kiwis 'humble' and 'hardworking'. "A humble, hardworking and outstanding test team-worthy champions," Atherton wrote on Twitter.
Former Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne felt the pitch at the Hampshire Bowl was pretty good.
"Congrats to Kane Williamson and the entire NZ team. Well done on winning the trophy & well done to everyone at the #hampshirebowl for producing a terrific pitch too @ICC," tweeted Warne.
Former West Indies captain Viv Richards also lauded New Zealand for quality performance.
"Congratulations @BLACKCAPS. Quality performance. Deserved to win," he tweeted.
Kohli also said that they did not put enough pressure on him. Well, he's a very good bowler, similar to many that I've faced in my career so far. His height I think gives him an added advantage. For a tall guy like that to not miss his length so often is quality, and his consistency is what made it very difficult for all of us.