The final of the Ranji Trophy will be held between Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh. (BCCI)
Madhya Pradesh coach Chandrakant Pandit and Mumbai coach Amol Mazumdar have played together and both have refined their game under the guidance of legendary coach Ramakant Achrekar.
Country’s most prestigious domestic tournament Ranji Trophy In the final of the Ranji Trophy, when Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh take on the Chinnaswamy ground in Bengaluru on Wednesday, it will be a clash between players as well as two coaches who have represented Mumbai as a player in domestic cricket. Madhya Pradesh coach Chandrakant Pandit and his Mumbai counterpart Amol Majumdar are known for the strong mindset that cricketers from Mumbai usually have. Another thing that both of them have in common is that both of them have refined their playing skills under the supervision of legendary coach Ramakant Achrekar.
After representing Mumbai for a long time as a player, Chandrakant joined Madhya Pradesh and under his captaincy, the team reached the final in 1998. As a coach, he led the team of Madhya Pradesh in the manner of Mumbai, so that this team could reach the finals. Madhya Pradesh will face the challenge of 41-time champion Mumbai, which is adorned with the next generation of batsmen like Prithvi Shaw, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Armaan Jaffer, Sarfaraz Khan and Suved Parkar. For the past few years, Mumbai has lost its status in domestic cricket for which this team was known and this time winning the title, it will be trying to get back its lost credibility.
both know each other
Shaw, Yashasvi, Jaffer, Suved, all these batsmen are under the age of 25 and are ready to destroy the bowling attack of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has a brilliant left-arm spinner in Kumar Karthikeya but other bowlers have not been as effective in the absence of some experienced players. While Majumdar would like to leave no stone unturned to make the team champion for the first time as a coach, Pandit would like to win this title for the sixth time. As a coach, he has won five Ranji titles for Vidarbha and Mumbai. Pandit said, Amol is aware of my way of thinking and thinking. That’s how I know about him too. Both of us have been following the way of Mumbai cricket.
Majumdar said, there is no difference between me and Chandu. We both have progressed in similar circumstances. The final match is more about the players, who will be on the field and want to win the title for their team.
Got a chance again after 23 years – Pandit
Pandit said, I am from Mumbai and we consider winning the title in Mumbai as a good season while anything less than that is considered bad. Pandit played his last season as a player with Madhya Pradesh. Where his team had to face defeat in the final played on this ground. He said, this is the same M. Chinnaswamy Stadium where under my captaincy Madhya Pradesh had to face defeat against Karnataka in the Ranji final. After 23 years, the team has got another chance to become the champion in this ground.