Updated: Jun 27, 2022, 10:44 IST

Dinesh Karthik comes up with a special tweet for Chandrakant Pandit after Ranji title triumph


Madhya Pradesh on Sunday scripted history when they won their first Ranji Title beating Mumbai by 7 wickets. It was an emotional day for the cricketers from MP as they celebrated their title triumph. It was a special day for one man, who had agonizingly come close to achieving the feat 23 years ago. Pandit was part of the MP team which reached the final in 1999 against Karnataka. Pandit since his retirement has become a coach of repute and been seen as a successful behind the scenes man manager.

Dinesh Karthik comes up with a special tweet for the MP coach –

MP’s first title win in the Ranji Trophy saw a lot of voices come out and have their say. They congratulated the team for winning the title, but Dinesh Karthik’s tweet took the cake. Karthik took to Twitter and likened Chandrakant Pandit to the legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Karthik wrote “Lovely pictures @BCCI. Couldn’t be happier for Chandu Sir. Amazing, Understanding personality traits, preparing them accordingly, using them tactically to win championships, Alex Ferguson of RANJI trophy #GOAT”

MP outwit Mumbai batting –

Mumbai came into the final day of the Ranji final with 113 for 2 on the board as Parker and Jaffer were batting. The 41 time champs were trailing by 49 runs, Jaffer lost his leg stump while walking across too far outside off stump. Kartikeya Singh then got rid of Parkar for 51 when he saw his off pole on the ground. The rest of the Mumbai batting just withered away. The last hope was Sarfaraz Khan but he too couldn’t do much as he fell for 45. Mumbai ended with an overall lead of 107.

MP win by 7 wickets –

Chasing 108 to win, Dhawal Kulkarni got the first wicket when he had Yash Dubey’s middle stump on the ground. Mantri and Sharma though calmed the nerves as they took the team closer and closer. The two combined aggression and caution and played well for a partnership over 50. Though MP lost two wickets in quick time, the damage was done for Mumbai. Rajat Patidar and captain Aditya Srivastava took the team home as Chandrakant Pandit made a tearful entry into the field of play to hold a title which had eluded him 23 years ago.