Emotions ran raw for the Saurashtra Ranji team as they lifted their maiden Rani trophy title. Reaching the finals for the fourth time, The Saurashtra team was determined to win it this time around.
Saurashtra was in the finals for the 4th time in the last eight years. Their captain Unadkat did his best and ensured that the Saurashtra Ranji team emerged victorious as they took on Bengal in the final of the Ranji trophy 19-20 season at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot.
With no public allowed to enter the stadium amid Corona Virus outbreak across India, Very few people got to witness the history-changing moment live. Team members and staff ‘s of both the teams and associations were lucky to witness the Ranji Trophy end on a high.
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Cricket fans, former players and followers took to twitter and congratulated the Saurashtra team as they were crowned as winners. Here’s how Twitterati congratulated them.
SAURASHTRA ARE THE RANJI TROPHY CHAMPIONS!!
Took 73 long years. And what a place to bring it home!
— Mohit 🏏 (@ImMohitChatwani) March 13, 2020
Saurashtra wins its first-ever Ranji Trophy today against Bengal in final played at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Saurashtra posted 425 in first innings with a century by Arpit Vasavada, half-centuries by Barot, Vishvaraj and Cheteshwar Pujarapic.twitter.com/RJ1kcDCN7R
— DeshGujarat (@DeshGujarat) March 13, 2020
Congratulations to Team Saurashtra!@saucricket win their first Ranji Trophy title against Bengal.
— Poonamben Maadam (@PoonambenMaadam) March 13, 2020
Emphatic win for @saucricket team against Bengal in the Ranji Finals. Congratulations on lifting your maiden Trophy. The way Saurashtrians have played is really amazing. I also applaud #TeamBengal for their impressive performance throughout the tournament. @BCCI @SGanguly99
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) March 13, 2020
Congrats to @saucricket on their 1st ranji trophy and commiserations to @CabCricket. Both sides fought till the very end & loved the fact that in today's day and age a side can still win a major finals with great teamwork and close to no flamboyance. #SAUvBEN #RanjiTrophy
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) March 13, 2020
Saurashtra’s Aarpit Vasavada won the match of the match for his reliant 100 in the Ranj trophy final. Aarpit was well supported by India’s middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara. Pujara was back in the Ranji team final after returning from an average performing Test series in New Zealand. India’s test mainstay scored a solid 50 to help his side have a stronger grip on the game.
💯 in the semifinal ✅
💯 in the final ✅
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) March 10, 2020
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) March 13, 2020
Fans also shared congratulatory messages to Saurashtra skipper and pacer Jaydev Unadkat who had a fantastic Ranji season. The left-arm pacer showed strong character and skills throughout the season. His efforts and determination might also provide him a chance to don the Indian Jersey back again.
— 𝟕𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 ….. (@Viratgalaxy18) March 13, 2020
Saurashtra batsman Sheldon Jackson has a wee to remember as his better half gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on the eve of the last day of the final. Jackson and his team, lifted the trophy in style making one of the best weeks in the batsman’s life.
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) March 13, 2020
The pacer’s selection might also be dependent on how IPL goes. The Saurashtra skipper will be raring to go and perform for Rajasthan Royals under the leadership of Australian Steve Smith.