Madhya Pradesh defeats Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final to win
Mumbai usually begins a Ranji Trophy campaign with the label of “favourites,” regardless of the edition, for very apparent reasons. They have won the championship a record 41 times, making them the most successful team in this contest.
Therefore, many predicted that they would win their 42nd championship when they faced Madhya Pradesh in the 2021/22 season of India’s top domestic red-ball tournament.Despite not really being the underdogs due to their prize total, Madhya Pradesh was the clear underdog.
Madhya Pradesh has also previously won four Ranji Trophy championships, albeit their trophy case is not as impressive as Mumbai’s. But those games first appeared in the 1940s and 1950s, when they were known as “Holkar.”
Madhya Pradesh has not even come close to being one of the top contenders for the trophy durin the past few years. They did reach the final once, but it was back in 1999, which is now more than two decades ago. As a result, Aditya Shrivastava’s squad had a fantastic opportunity to reclaim their position as a dominant force on the home Indian circuit, which they duly achieved. Chandrakant Pandit, the former head coach of Mumbai, guided his side to their fifth Ranji Trophy championship after Madhya Pradesh gave Mumbai a six-wicket loss. Chandrakant Pandit was the main architect behind Vidarbha’s amazing ascent in the late 2010s.
Mumbai was eventually knocked out for 269 runs, with Kumar Kartikeya serving as the game’s most destructive bowler. Mumbai was eventually knocked out for 269 runs, with Kumar Kartikeya serving as the game’s most destructive bowler. The left-arm bowler, who has been in outstanding form throughout this competition, ended his campaign by claiming a four-wicket haul, which included Parkar’s dismissal.