Former India boss Ravi Shastri hailed Madhya Pradesh coach Chandrakant Pandit after his team won their maiden Ranji Trophy title with a six-wicket win over Mumbai at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.
This was Pandit’s sixth domestic title after winning it with Mumbai (2003, 2004, 2016), Vidarbha (2018, 2019) and Madhya Pradesh (2022).
Shastri lauded the former Mumbai cricketer for his dedication and said: "To go across three states and win Ranji Trophies is a remarkable achievement and a true reflection of his dedication and commitment to the job. Well done Chandu.”
Meanwhile, India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik compared Pandit with former Manchester United football club manager, Sir Alex Ferguson.
“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,” Karthik tweeted.
Even BCCI secretary Jay Shah and former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag congratulated Madhya Pradesh on winning the maiden Ranji Trophy title on Sunday.
Jay Shah lauded the "terrific performances" while Sehwag said Madhya Pradesh deserved all the praises for their hard work in the tournament.
"Congratulations Madhya Pradesh on winning the #RanjiTrophy2022! We've witnessed some terrific performances throughout the season. Great efforts by everyone @BCCI for ensuring another successful Ranji season amidst the pandemic," Jay Shah tweeted.
"Many congratulations to Madhya Pradesh on winning the Ranji Trophy.Great focus and dertermination to beat 41-time champion Mumbai. MP deserves all the laurels and glory, have some bright talent and this is truly a historic day for them," Sehwag tweeted.
The win for Madhya Pradesh was so sweet that even MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan couldn't stop himself from lauding the exceptional performance of the side.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan penned a congratulatory note for the Madhya Pradesh team on the Koo app. "We are the champions," he captioned the post.
Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha also congratulated the side on maiden Ranji Trophy title win.
"Congratulations team #MadhyaPradesh for winning the tournament and very well tried team #mumbai #RanjiTrophy2022," Ojha said on Koo app.
The victory on Sunday is more precious as it comes over Mumbai who had won the title 41 times and were the favourites coming into the summit clash.