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Chandrakant Pandit heaps lavish praises on Aditya Shrivastava

Chandrakant Pandit, Six Sports

Madhya Pradesh beat 41-time champs Mumbai to lift their maiden Ranji Trophy.

With skipper Aditya Shrivastava leading from the front, Madhya Pradesh kept checking on Mumbai.

He went on to heap lavish praises on Shrivastava and his approach to the games in the domestic tournament.

Pandit also grew emotional as Chinnaswamy was the ground where he lost in 1999.

As head coach, Pandit has tasted the success of the Ranji Trophy with three teams now, having won six titles.

However, his connection with Madhya Pradesh is a whole other affair.

Pandit said that he has a completely different rapport with Aditya and that the former used to have long discussions with him in the dressing room.

Shrivastava implemented all the discussions he had with Pandit and this was the reason for MP’s success in the Ranji Trophy.

Also, Pandit is happy with the way all the players contributed to the team’s win.

Although Madhya Pradesh didn’t have their top players like Avesh Khan, Venkatesh Iyer and Rajat Patidar during the league phase, they nevertheless continued their preparations.

Pandit revealed that all their top players kept tabs on the domestic tournament via phone calls.

He kept motivating all his players and made them understand the importance of the Ranji Trophy.

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