‘Sir Alex Ferguson of Ranji Trophy’: Cricket fraternity hails MP coach Chandrakant Pandit | Cricket News



BENGALERU: Chandrakant Pandit was hailed on Sunday as “Sir Alex Ferguson of Ranji Trophyas praise poured in for the coach after guiding Madhya Pradesh to their maiden title.
After losing the trophy as captain of Madhya Pradesh in 1998-99, Pandit enjoyed sweet redemption when his wards emerged victorious from 41-time champions Mumbai at Chinnaswami Stadium.

It was Pandit’s sixth Ranji coaching title, having won three with his home state Mumbai and two with Vidarbha.
Veteran wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has reinvented himself as a finisher in India’s current clean-ball setup, has praised Pandit, comparing him to iconic Manchester United manager Ferguson , who won 13 Premier League championships with the Red Devils.
“Nice pics @BCCI, couldn’t be happier for CHANDU sir. Amazing, understanding personality traits, crafting them accordingly, using them tactically to win championships. ALEX FERGUSON of RANJI Trophy #GOAT,” tweeted Karthik.

Indian ace Ravichandran Ashwin hailed Pandit’s success and wrote, “Chandrakant Pandit. That’s the tweet.”

centuries since Yash DubeyShubham Sharma and Rajat Patidar in the first set derailed Mumbai who were all out for 269 in their second set.
Sharma and Patidar then chased 108 in 29.5 overs to make it a historic day for Madhya Pradesh.
“Big congratulations to Madhya Pradesh for winning the Ranji trophy. Great focus and determination to beat 41 time champion Mumbai. MP deserves all the laurels and glory, has brilliant talent and this is truly a historic day for them” , wrote the former Indian. opens Virender Sehwag.

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri also acknowledged Pandit’s feat: “To go through 3 states and win the Ranji trophies is a remarkable achievement and a true reflection of his dedication and commitment to work. Well done Chandu,” Shastri said.

Leg rotation veteran Amit Mishra also praised the MP head coach for the massive achievement.
“What a journey for this legend Chandrakar Pandit..Lost Ranji final in 1999 as captain but won it today as coach. Life gives you everything but at its own pace. Really happy for MP captain Aditya Shrivastav and the entire MP team for winning the first ever Ranji Cup,” Mishra tweeted.

The Ranji Trophy was held in two phases on each side of the IPL and BCCI Secretary Jay Shah acknowledged the tremendous effort it took for MP to win the title.
“Congratulations Madhya Pradesh for winning the #RanjiTrophy2022! We have witnessed tremendous performances throughout the season. Great efforts from everyone @BCCI to ensure another successful Ranji season amid the pandemic” , Shah wrote.

Deputy Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also praised the performance of the party.
“We are the champions,” read Chouhan’s congratulatory note.


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