New Delhi, Jan. 7 -- Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri Monday said his team's first win in the Asian Cup after more than five decades was the best match of his illustrious international career in which he has out-scored superstar Lionel Messi.

India thrashed Thailand 4-1 in their group opener on Sunday. The 34-year-old goal machine struck on either side of the lemon break in the country's stunning win, the first in Asian Cup since 1964.

"It (Thailand match) stays right top there. I'm fortunate to play a lot of good games for my country but this game is right top there. It's one of those games where the team did really well," Chhetri told PTI from Abu Dhabi when asked to rate the Group A match.

In the process, he became the second h...