Saurashtra won the Ranji Trophy for the second time under Unadkat’s captaincy.
Jaydev Unadak took 9 wickets in the final
New Delhi. Under the captaincy of Indian cricket team’s fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat, Saurashtra has captured the Ranji Trophy for the second time by defeating the hosts Bengal. Unadkat bowled brilliantly in the title match. This is Saurashtra’s third title win in the last 3 years. Jaydev Unadkat is very proud of this victory. Unadkat has dedicated the victory to ‘Chintu’. Now you must be thinking that who is this special person? To whom Saurashtra has dedicated the victory. Come on, we tell you.
Actually, the nickname of Cheteshwar Pujara (Cheteshwar Pujara), who is called the ‘wall’ of the Indian Test team, is ‘Chintu’. Pujara plays Ranji Trophy for Saurashtra. Pujara was playing his 100th Test match against Australia at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi when his team was taking on hosts Bengal in the Ranji final at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens Stadium. Saurashtra captain Jaydev Unadkat dedicated the Ranji Trophy win to this legendary player of India, calling Pujara the favorite son of his region.
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‘Cheteshwar Pujara was continuously messaging’
Pujara, playing his 100th Test at the Feroshah Kotla Ground, gave India a memorable 6-wicket win by hitting a winning shot. Unadkat told reporters after the 9-wicket win against Bengal, ‘As I said earlier, this victory will be dedicated to Chintu (Pujara’s surname), one of Saurashtra’s dear sons. He was playing his 100th Test match in India vs Australia match in Delhi but he was equally keen on Ranji and sending us his best wishes.
‘This win was necessary to prove dominance’
In the last three years, Saurashtra won three titles in different formats under the leadership of Unadkat. He also won the Ranji Trophy in 2020 and the Vijay Hazare Trophy in December last year. According to Jaydev Unadkat, ‘This victory was necessary to prove our dominance. It was necessary to show that this decade belongs to Saurashtra. Three titles in three years shows that we did many things well. I am really proud of the achievements made by this team.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 20, 2023, 07:26 IST