Islamabad: The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated the management of Pakistan Cricket Board, Pakistan Test Cricket Team and entire nation on attaining the highest ranking in International Test Cricket.

In a statement the Prime Minister said it is indeed a moment of national pride for us.He said our cricket team has proven that it is the best cricket team in the world.

Nawaz Sharif said the cricket team under the Captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq has demonstrated excellent professional skills and team work during the last test matches.

The Prime Minister hoped that the brilliant performance will continue with same spirit and they will earn more recognition for the country in times ahead.

Pakistan topped the  ICC Test Team Rankings for the first time after wet ground at the Queen Park Oval, Port of Spain, denied India the opportunity to defend the top spot which it had reclaimed from Australia on 17 August.

The result of the fourth and final Test means India won its series against the West Indies by 2-0, finishing on 110 points – one behind Pakistan and two ahead of third-ranked Australia. Following the Sri Lanka-Australia series, India had needed to win the Port of Spain Test to retain the number-one Test ranking.

Pakistan’s steady progress to the top of the summit can be judged from the fact that it had entered in its home series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October 2014 in sixth position, while it was ranked fourth when it hosted England in a three-Test series last year in the UAE.