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CM Rupani, Amit Shah congratulate Gujarat team for Ranji win

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmemdabad 

Chief Minister and national president today congratulated the cricket team for its maiden triumph.

"Heartiest congratulations to cricket team for winning final. @parthiv9 has been amazing in both the innings. Proud," Rupani tweeted.

Shah, who is also the president of Gujarat Cricket Association, congratulated the team and heaped praised on skipper for his "great knock" of 143 runs, which guided Gujarat to register a victory against at the Holkar stadium in Indore.

"Superb team performance, historic win. Congratulations to Gujarat cricket team on winning @Ranjittrophyfinal. Great knock by skipper @parthiv9," Shah said on Twitter.

Shah attributed the win to the state's "constant efforts" to take the game to great heights through "right talent identification and talent cultivation."

"This is an important day in the history of Gujarat cricket. This is the first time the state (Gujarat) has become a champion. Constant effort was on to take cricket to great heights through right talent identification and talent cultivation," Shah told reporters here.

"I believe Gujarat Cricket Association has been successful in creating a total team," he said.

"Defeating a strong team like is a matter of pride for entire Gujarat. As GCA president, I congratulate Parthiv Patel, coach Vijaybhai Patel, doctors and all those who helped in achieving this, and hope that this tradition will continue for a long time," said the chief.

scored the most significant century of his First-Class career as his power-packed 143 enabled Gujarat to bulldoze defending champions by five wickets for their maiden title.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 19:48 IST