Tamil Nadu managed to completely outplay Baroda in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as they won the game by seven wickets. After the match, the winning skipper, Dinesh Karthik led his team to a celebratory dance, grooving to the “Vaathi Coming” song from the Tamil movie “Master”.
Karthik’s Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) took to Twitter to share a video of the dance, and also showered praises on the Tamil Nadu team. The video was captioned as, “@DineshKarthik and his boys never disappoint you, be it on the field or off the field #KKR #SyedMushtaqAliTrophyT20 #Cricket #TamilNadu”.
Here is the video of the Tamil Nadu team celebrating their win:
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) February 1, 2021
Karthik represents KKR in the IPL and he also led the team for more than a couple of editions. He handed over the captaincy to Eoin Morgan during the 13th edition of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Manimaran Siddharth and C Hari Nishaanth were the key performers for Tamil Nadu in the final, helping them win their second Syed Mushtaq Ali title. They had won their first title in 2006-07 under the same captain. Meanwhile, Baroda has also won the title twice in the past (2011-12 and 2013-14).
Put into bat, Baroda witnessed a forgettable start, as lost wickets quite early in their innings. Vishnu Solanki was the highest run-scorer for them as he had amassed 49 runs, but the team only managed to set the target of 121 runs for Tamil Nadu. Siddharth took four wickets in four overs, conceding 20 runs.
Tamil Nadu chased the target successfully in 18 overs, with Nishaanth top-scoring for them with 35 runs. Baba Aparajith played an important part in the victory, remaining unbeaten after scoring 29 runs. Meanwhile, Karthik also played a role in his team’s chase, hitting 22 runs from 16 balls.